Jones and Ozuna lead Marlins over Astros 4-2

Published on NewsOK Modified: July 27, 2014 at 5:44 pm •  Published: July 27, 2014
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HOUSTON (AP) — Before leaving for a seven-game trip last on July 18, the Miami Marlins had won just once in their previous seven games.

What a difference a week made.

Garrett Jones and Marcell Ozuna homered to lead the Marlins over the Houston Astros 4-2 Sunday to complete a three game sweep and a 6-1 trip.

It's the first time they've ever swept in Houston and was their first series sweep since beating the Rays in consecutive two-game series from June 2-5.

"It feels good that we were able to come in here and not have a letdown after a great series in Atlanta," Miami manager Mike Redmond said. "I think that's probably the biggest thing. We did what we needed to do to win, and that's a good feeling out there right now."

Jones' homer capped a three-run first for the Marlins, and Ozuna padded the lead with his solo shot in the sixth.

"It was huge to get this last win and head home and confidence is high," Jones said. "We've got the Nationals coming in so it's going to be a big next few games. It was good to have a good road trip and just take that confidence going back home and continue playing good baseball."

Jacob Turner (4-6) allowed one run and six hits in 5 2-3 innings to win his second start since moving from the bullpen.

"I really just felt like I had to battle all day, didn't have my best stuff," Turner said. "But at the same time made some pitches when I needed to, got out of jams and that was huge."

Steve Cishek allowed one run in the ninth before getting his 26th save in 29 chances.

Houston's Collin McHugh (4-9), back from a disabled list stint caused by a finger blister, made his first start since July 6 and gave up four runs and seven hits 6 1-3 innings with nine strikeouts for his sixth straight loss.

"When you start talking ... (records) for a starting pitcher, a lot of things have to go right," manager Bo Porter said. "You can pitch well and still not factor into the decision. We've got to score runs. That's pretty much the difference in the game."

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