Marlins Fall Back to .500 After Another Loss on Road

The Marlins still can't figure out how to win on the road and have lost five games in a row

By Larry Walansky
|  Wednesday, May 14, 2014  |  Updated 11:19 AM EDT
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After being a season high five games over .500, the Miami Marlins have a 20-20 record after their fifth straight loss on Tuesday.

The Los Angeles Dodgers came away 7-1 winners to give the Marlins their Major League Baseball leading 15th loss on the road. Miami is now 3-15 away from Marlins Park on the season.

Jacob Turner looked like he was going to possibly go the distance and give the bullpen some much needed rest. His pitch count was low and he was shutting the Dodgers out after five innings. Then, the sixth inning happened for Turner and it was a disaster. In that inning, Los Angeles scored five times and knocked the right-hander out of the game. Turner fell to 0-1 on the year by allowing four earned runs on eight hits in 5.1 innings pitched.

The overworked pen than began another long day at the office with Dan Jennings getting the first call. Jennings who was recalled a day earlier was optioned back to AAA after the game after finishing the sixth. The lefty gave up a single and a sacrifice fly before striking out his last batter. A.J. Ramos and Steve Cishek each worked an inning as well and allowed one run apiece.

Offense was at a premium for the Marlins with the team only tallying five hits and one of the extra base variety. Garrett Jones doubled for the eighth time this year and Marcell Ozuna picked up the only run batted in with his 22nd. Giancarlo Stanton had a pair of singles to extend his hitting streak to 15 games.

The Marlins will be sending Anthony DeSclafani to the mound on Wednesday to make his major league debut. DeSclafani who is replacing Jose Fernandez in the rotation was acquired in the blockbuster deal with the Toronto Blue Jays in 2012.

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