The Miami Marlins missed the chance to set a new record on Wednesday with a 6-0 loss to the Texas Rangers.
Miami was seeking its 14th consecutive win in interleague which would've been a Major League Baseball record. With this loss, the Marlins will have to live with just a share of the record at 13. The defeat also stopped Miami from having an opportunity to take over first place.
Jacob Turner had his third straight poor start by lasting only four innings in which he allowed five runs on six hits. Combined with that ineffectiveness and a comebacker that hit him on the mound, Turner was lifted prior to the fifth inning. The loss dropped him to 2-4 with a 6.38 E.R.A on the season.
Kevin Slowey worked the next three innings and did a good job of giving the rest of the pen a break. The veteran allowed one run while on the mound. Chris Hatcher worked the eighth inning to round out the pitching for the Marlins.
The Marlins had a tough day with the bats against Yu Darvish striking out ten times in all. The team also had only six hits against the Rangers' ace and they were all singles.
Giancarlo Stanton's slump continued with an 1-4 day that included a strikeout. The slugger picked up the hit n his final at-bat and made solid contact which could be a positive sign for him and the Marlins. Christian Yelich stayed hot reaching base twice despite the tough assignment.
The Marlins have an off-day on Thursday before beginning a series against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday. Nathan Eovaldi is slated to be on the mound in Miami.