Wei-Yin Chen tied a career-high with 12 strikeouts as his Miami Marlins beat the Milwaukee Brewers 3-2 on Wednesday.
The victory gave Miami a win over Milwaukee in the three-game series. The Marlins are now 17-15 and remain in fourth place in the National League East. Miami has a large lead over last place Atlanta and trails Philadelphia by only one game in the loss column.
Chen allowed two runs on six hits while walking two in his 6.1 innings of work. The veteran now has two games in his career with at least ten strikeouts. The last time Chen struck out a dozen came back in 2012 while with the Baltimore Orioles.
Bryan Morris and David Phelps combined for 1.2 scoreless innings of relief. Morris let both of Chen's inherited runners score during the seventh inning before completing the inning. In the ninth, A.J. Ramos converted his tenth save of the season.
A Justin Bour two-run home run ended up the difference. The blast was the fifth of the season for Bour and came during Miami's three-run fifth inning. Bour now has 17 runs batted in this season.
The Marlins will begin a seven-game road trip on Friday after taking Thursday off. The first stop will be Washington, D.C. where Tom Koehler will take on the Nationals.