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Sunday, July 27 (All times Eastern)

Miami Marlins (50-53) at Houston Astros (42-62), 2:10 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Miami - Jacob Turner (3-6, 6.03) Houston - Collin McHugh (4-8, 3.28)

(SportsNetwork.com) - Jacob Turner will try to state his case to remain in the Miami Marlins' rotation on Sunday, as they attempt to complete a three-game sweep of the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park.

Turner picked up his first victory since June 5 on Tuesday in Atlanta, as he held the Braves to a pair of runs and four hits over five innings to run his record to 3-6 to go along with a 6.03 ERA.

"We talked before the game about him stepping up and getting another opportunity to go into the rotation and he did exactly that," Miami manager Mike Redmond said.

He had been 2-4 with a 6.38 ERA in nine starts before being moved to the bullpen last month

Houston, meanwhile, will turn to righty Collin McHugh, who returns from the disabled list following a fingernail issue that popped up in his most recent start back on July 6.

McHugh has been a pleasant surprise for Houston this season, compiling a 3.28 earned run average along with a 4-8 record in 14 starts since being promoted from Oklahoma City in late April.

However, he is 0-5 with a 4.45 ERA over his last six starts.

Miami continued to roll on Saturday, as Giancarlo Stanton drove in three runs to help the Marlins to a 7-3 win. Jordany Valdespin hit a two-run homer and Christian Yelich finished 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored for the Marlins, who have won three straight and six of their last seven.

Tom Koehler (7-7) earned the win after giving up three runs on nine hits with two strikeouts over five innings. The bullpen combined for four scoreless innings of relief.

"I walked that tightrope the whole day ... the bullpen did a great job," Koehler said.

Jose Altuve had three hits and a run scored and Jason Castro supplied a two- run homer for Houston, which lost its fourth straight game.

"We had some opportunities and were not able to get the big hit," said Astros manager Bo Porter. "That was the difference in the ball game."

Starter Jarred Cosart (9-7) was tagged with the loss after giving up five runs on seven hits and four walks across 5 2/3 frames.

This is the first series between the teams since 2012, when Houston was still a member of the National League.

07/27 10:25:11 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
4th
ORL 68
CHA 72
 
Final
PHI 2
UTA 6
 
Final
CHI 86
LAC 96
Final
HOU 105
CLE 103
4th
ORL 68
CHA 72
 
4th
BOS 94
GSW 94
 
4th
IND 73
PHI 64
 
3rd
SAC 75
POR 85
 
3rd
LAL 57
OKC 64
 
8:00pm Tonight
DEN
NOP
Final
NIAG 57
FAIR 56
 
Final
PETE 68
IONA 60
 
Final
RIDE 59
MAR 49
 
Final
MAN 69
QUIN 65
 
Final
UCONN 81
SMU 73
Final
CAL 73
ORST 56
Final
HOU 72
SFLA 55
Final
PROV 77
MARQ 66
Final
WISC 68
MSU 61
Final
MON 63
SIENA 57
 
2nd
WAKE 51
PITT 55
 
Half
STAN 30
OREG 36
 
1st
OSU 14
PURD 11
 
8:30pm Tonight
COL
ARST
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UCLA
WASU
Final
WIN 5
LOS 2
Final
PIT 5
CLB 3
Final
FLA 4
TAM 3
1st Intermission
WAS 1
TOR 0
 
8:00pm Tonight
DAL
ANA
9:30pm Tonight
VAN
STL