MIAMI -- The Marlins did their best to make sure Tuesday's game against Milwaukee didn't end in the Brewers' fifth-straight win.
Their rally attempt fell short.
A Tyler Austin ninth-inning sacrifice fly served as the go-ahead run for the Brewers, who held on for a 4-3 win at Marlins Park.
The Marlins (51-93) never trailed by more than two runs during the game.
They responded to the Brewers' two-run homer from Hernan Perez in the second inning with an Isan Diaz RBI double in the bottom of the frame.
And after another Milwaukee (76-68) score in the third, Miami tacked on one more run in the fourth to cut the deficit 3-2 through eight innings.
Elieser Hernandez, who started at the mound for the Marlins, made his second career appearance against the Brewers. The right hander pitched five innings on Tuesday, allowing three earned runs on four hits and striking out five.
With Tuesday's loss, the Marlins dropped to 29-47 at home with five more home games left in the season.
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