MLB.com's No. 13 prospect struck out a season-high eight batters and gave up four hits over seven scoreless innings to earn his first win of the season as Class A Advanced Lakeland beat Palm Beach, 5-1, on Tuesday.
Turner, Detroit's first-round pick in 2009, kept the Cardinals from advancing past first base until the seventh inning, when he Alan Ahmady doubled with one out. The 20-year-old right-hander got out of the inning unscored upon by inducing a groundout to second by Geoffrey Klein and fanning Jonathan Rodriguez.
Turner, who recorded eight of his 21 outs via the ground ball, is working his way back following a bout with shoulder tendinitis during Spring Training. The injury cost the Missouri native a shot at the Tigers' rotation. Turner pitched in three big league games last season, going 0-1 with an 8.53 ERA.
Since returning to Lakeland on April 23, Turner is 1-2 with a 1.66 ERA in four starts. He's struck out 17 batters in 20 1/3 innings for the Flying Tigers. This is his second stint in the Florida State League, having gone 4-2 with a 2.93 ERA in 13 starts in 2010.
Lakeland's Avisail Garcia was 3-for-4 with a three-run homer and scored twice.
Tyler Clark recorded the final four outs to earn his first save for the Flying Tigers.