It took one more out than the usual 27, but the Marlins managed to even their three-game series with the Brewers Saturday at Marlins Park.

Closer Steve Cishek restored order in an untidy eighth inning, striking out Scooter Gennett with two out and two in scoring position to preserve a one-run lead. The Marlins held off the National League Central-leading Brewers 2-1, giving themselves a shot at another home series win Sunday.

"With a base open I was just nibbling the corners at first, especially with a righty on deck," Cishek said, of his faceoff with the left-handed hitting Gennett. "He chased the first fastball up so I figured I'd climb the ladder again and try to get him. It ended up working out."

That was one for three strikeouts for Cishek, who locked down the win for Jacob Turner, his first in 17 starts.

A.J. Ramos seemed to have control of the eighth when he struck out Carlos Gomez with a man on second. Strike three dribbled away from catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia, and his subsequent throw to first glanced off Garrett Jones' glove for the error. Before Ramos yielded to Cishek he recorded a huge out on a Mark Reynolds infield popup.