Turner allowed an unearned run on five hits and fanned five over 6 2/3 innings to earn his first Double-A win as Erie routed Akron, 10-3.
MLB.com's preseason No. 15 prospect got stronger as the game wore on, retiring the side in order in the fourth and fifth innings.
Turner (1-1) had his bid for a shutout broken up in the seventh. Third baseman Francisco Martinez committed a throwing error on Matt McBryde's groundball. Two batters later, Karexon Sanchez doubled home McBryde and after retiring Donnie Webb on a fly ball to left field, Turner's night was done.
"I had all my pitches working," he said. "I had a really good two-seam fastball and I was able to locate that well. I was able to locate my change-up and it made my job a lot easier."
Despite entering Monday winless, the Tigers' first-round pick in 2009 has pitched well for the SeaWolves, posting a 2.58 ERA in six starts. He is tied for fifth in the Eastern League with 32 strikeouts and has held batters to a .221 average in 38 2/3 innings.
"It felt good obviously [to get the first win], but you can't be too focused on it because it's not something you can control," the 6-foot-5 right-hander said. "Luckily my team gave me a lot of run support out there and made it easier on me.
"I wouldn't say I was frustrated but I know that the hitters try to give you as much run support as they can. I have given up the lead late a couple of times, but I go out there and battle every time. Today it worked out."
Turner, who will turn 20 on May 21, has climbed quickly through the Minor Leagues. In his pro debut in 2010, he was a Midwest League All-Star with Class A West Michigan before being promoted to Class A Advanced Lakeland. Turner's 2.93 ERA would have ranked third in the Florida State League had he pitched enough to qualify.
Despite that, Turner says reaching the Majors isn't something that is on his mind. "I'm definitely staying focused on pitching at Double-A and letting the upper management taking care of the rest of it."
The Missouri native entered the Draft with a reputation as that of a thrower, but has refined his curveball and change-up.
"Some days they are really good and some days they are really inconsistent," Turner said. "I feel like they are both pitches that I can get ground balls on and I feel really comfortable throwing all my pitches."
Shortstop Audy Ciriaco paced the SeaWolves' offense, going 3-for-3 with three RBIs and two runs scored. Brandon Douglas had two hits and scored twice, while Bryan Holaday doubled in a pair of runs.
Sanchez slugged a two-run homer in the ninth for the Aeros, finishing with three RBIs.