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• The Braves entered this weekend's series with an 11 1/2-game lead in the NL East. It's their largest division lead since Sept. 21, 2003.

• Thursday's win allowed the Braves to complete their first perfect homestand of at least seven games since they swept a nine-game homestand against the Phillies, Pirates and Dodgers in April 2000.

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• The Braves entered this weekend's series with an 11 1/2-game lead in the NL East. It's their largest division lead since Sept. 21, 2003.

• Thursday's win allowed the Braves to complete their first perfect homestand of at least seven games since they swept a nine-game homestand against the Phillies, Pirates and Dodgers in April 2000.

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• Veteran left-hander Paul Maholm, who has been sidelined since July 20 with a bruised left wrist, is expected to complete a bullpen session before the end of this weekend. If all goes well, he might make one Minor League rehab start next week.

Mark Bowman is a reporter for MLB.com.

 

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