The Miami Marlins won for their third game in a row on Tuesday with a 6-5 victory over the Atlanta Braves.
Jacob Turner made the start after spending over a month in the bullpen for Miami. With a consistent difficulty in finding a fifth starter, Turner was given another opportunity to join the starting rotation. After Tuesday's effort, it is likely that Turner will remain in the rotation.
The right-hander allowed two runs on four hits in five innings of work. After 82 pitches, manager Mike Redmond elected to lift Turner as he is not stretched out as of yet. The most innings that Turner threw while serving as a reliever was three. The win improved Turner's record on the year to 3-6 to go along with a 6.03 E.R.A
In the eighth inning, Mike Dunn got himself into some trouble and allowed a run. Bryan Morris was brought in with two runners on and both ended up scoring. The right-hander ended up escaping the inning with the Marlins still leading by one run.
Steve Cishek earned his 23rd save of the season with a scoreless ninth inning. The lead-off hitter, Chris Johnson reached on a single. Jordan Schafer entered as a pinch-runner and was thrown out trying to steal second. Cishek then retired the next two hitters in order.
Donovan Solano had a four-hit game and reached base five times when he walked as well. One of the hits for Solano was a double as he made a statement for more playing time at second base.
Doubles were popular for the Marlins with Giancarlo Stanton and Turner also doubling in the game. It was the second two-bagger of the season for Turner. All three of the doubles came off of Atlanta starter, Mike Minor.
Miami will try to make it four in a row and pick up a series win on Wednesday when it sends Nathan Eovaldi to the mound.