Turner aims to extend hot start as Marlins battle Brewers

Young right-hander Jacob Turner makes his third start of the season for the Miami Marlins on Tuesday night when they host the Milwaukee Brewers in the middle contest of a three-game series at Marlins Park.

Just 22 years old, Turner was a first-round draft pick of the Detroit Tigers before heading to South Florida in a midseason trade in 2012.

He was 1-4 in seven starts with the Marlins to round out the year, but has been superb so far in 2013 while allowing just one run on nine hits in 13 innings.

He tossed seven scoreless innings in defeating the New York Mets, 5-1, in his initial start of the season on May 31, then took a tough-luck no-decision after giving up a single run on four hits in six innings at Philadelphia on June 5.

Opposing batters are hitting just .205 against him.

Turner has never faced the Brewers.

Milwaukee counters with righty Wily Peralta, who's struggled to regain the form that brought him three wins in four starts between April 21-May 7.

The 24-year-old was 3-2 on the season and had a 5.54 earned run average after a 6-3 defeat of the Texas Rangers in his second May start, but has since won just once in six outings.

In his most recent appearance, Peralta was dinged for seven hits and five runs in five innings of a 5-1 loss to Philadelphia on June 6.

He is 2-2 on the road this season and won his lone career start against the Marlins.

On Monday, Yovani Gallardo tossed eight shutout innings as the Brewers beat the Marlins, 6-1.

Gallardo (5-6) allowed just four hits and struck out four to keep an unbeaten record against the Marlins, improving to 4-0 lifetime against Miami.

Jonathon Lucroy went 4-for-5 with two RBI and Carlos Gomez added three hits while also knocking in two runs for the Brewers, who have won four straight. Milwaukee tied a season high with 16 hits despite outfielder Ryan Braun being out of the starting lineup with a nagging thumb injury.

"We're a good hitting lineup, even without Braun in there," Lucroy said. "When Braun is healthy its just going to make us that much better. I really think that we're one of the best hitting teams in the big leagues."

Ricky Nolasco (3-7) yielded four runs on a season-high 10 hits while striking out five over 5 1/3 innings for Miami. He hasn't collected a win in his last four outings.

Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton returned from the disabled list and went 1-for-4 with a single.

"It is one of those things you have to monitor, and its going to be in your head for a little bit, at least," Stanton said of his injured hamstring, which caused him to miss 35 games.

The all-time series between the teams is knotted at 55-55 through 110 games. Eight games in 2012 were split, 4-4, while the Brewers swept the Marlins, 7-0, in 2011.