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Turner ups chances for spot in Miami rotation with 4 sharp innings, Marlins beat Tigers 4-2

  • Detroit Tigers' Bryan Holaday safely beats the throw to Miami Marlins first baseman Garrett Jones to allow Torii Hunter to score from third during the fourth inning of a spring exhibition baseball game in Lakeland, Fla., Thursday, March 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

    Detroit Tigers' Bryan Holaday safely beats the throw to Miami Marlins first baseman Garrett Jones to allow Torii Hunter to score from third during the fourth inning of a spring exhibition baseball game in Lakeland, Fla., Thursday, March 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)  (The Associated Press)

  • Detroit Tigers' Steven Moya breaks his bat during the fourth inning of a spring exhibition baseball game against the Miami Marlins in Lakeland, Fla., Thursday, March 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

    Detroit Tigers' Steven Moya breaks his bat during the fourth inning of a spring exhibition baseball game against the Miami Marlins in Lakeland, Fla., Thursday, March 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)  (The Associated Press)

  • Miami Marlins starting pitcher Jacob Turner throws back to first base during the first inning of a spring exhibition baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Lakeland, Fla., Thursday, March 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)d

    Miami Marlins starting pitcher Jacob Turner throws back to first base during the first inning of a spring exhibition baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Lakeland, Fla., Thursday, March 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)d  (The Associated Press)

Jacob Turner allowed one run in four innings to help his chances of earning a spot in the Miami starting rotation, and the Marlins beat the Detroit Tigers 4-2 on Thursday.

Turner, who came up through the Tigers organization and was traded to Miami in 2012 for Omar Infante and Anibal Sanchez, went 3-8 with a .374 ERA in 20 starts for the Marlins last season. He allowed four hits and walked one in his third and longest start of the spring.

Jake Marisnick had two hits, including a double and two RBI for the Marlins.

Drew Smyly started for Detroit and struggled in 3 1-3 innings, allowing three runs while walking two. He allowed eight hits and his spring ERA climbed to 4.76.

Bryan Holaday had both RBIs for the Tigers.