Vander Wal's homer off
(10-9), his 14th of the season, snapped a 3-3 tie. The Brewers added an important insurance run in the frame on pinch-hitter
's two-out RBI single.
"They've got a lot of things going for them," Brewers manager
said of the Marlins. "It's nice on the last day of the homestand in front of a big crowd against a very tough team to play well and win it."
Three innings earlier, Vander Wal was doubled off first base on
's fly ball to center field, a play that earned him boos from the crowd at Miller Park.
The home run by Lowell was his 32nd, moving him into second place on the Marlins' all-time single-season list.
hit 42 in 1996.
Dan Kolb worked around a single to
in the ninth to record his sixth save. Kolb got some help from Perez, who threw out the speedy Pierre trying to steal second. Pierre leads the major leagues with 54 stolen bases.
"I was ready," Perez said. "I know he's one of the faster guys and I was hoping to get a chance to throw him out. I threw it right on the money and it was a big play. I was glad I made it."
"He threw the ball right on the bag," Pierre said. "It's a situation in a game where you don't want to make that out. To go 4-2 on the trip is still an accomplishment."
The Brewers salvaged the final game of the three-game series, handing the Marlins just their fifth loss in 19 tries.
Valerio De Los Santos (2-3) tossed a scoreless seventh in relief of starter
to record the win.
"It was a great road trip and we accomplished our goal," Marlins manager Jack McKeon said. "We just couldn't keep them in check today. Going down 3-0 in the first inning didn't help. We like to be on the other side of that."
Penny, who was denied a career-high 11th win, settled down and the Marlins pulled even with single runs in the third, fourth and sixth innings.
and Cabrera delivered RBI singles for Florida before Encarnacion tied it with a solo homer in the sixth.