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Gwinnett powers past Charlotte
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The Gwinnett Braves beat the Charlotte Knights 9-6 on Wednesday night, completing the three game sweep to kick off their final homestand of the season at Coolray Field in Lawrenceville.

Gwinnett took advantage of a big offensive inning for the second night in a row to wrap up the sweep.

The G-Braves (65-66) remain in second place and pull within 18.0 games behind International League South leader Durham. Gwinnett is currently 2.5 games in front of third place Charlotte (63-69).

The G-Braves turned the first triple play in team history in the top half of the first inning and Joe Thurston homered in the bottom half after four straight G-Braves managed to reach base in front of him.

Starting pitcher Scott Diamond (3-0) went 5.1 innings, allowing four earned runs on nine hits and three walks to notch the win. Closer Craig Kimbrel worked a scoreless ninth inning for his 22nd save of the season.

Gwinnett continues its final homestand of the season at 7:05 p.m. tonight when they play host to Durham.

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