After losing the opener of Tuesday’s day-night doubleheader at Target Field, Marlins’ manager Mike Redmond once again expressed frustration with the offense.

“We’ve been doing the same thing day in and day out,” Redmond said, following the 4-3 Twins’ victory. “It seems like it’s five hits, two runs almost every night [or] six hits, three runs maybe. That’s not enough to win.”

The Marlins in the night cap took heed of their manager’s words. They scored three runs on three hits in the first off Mike Pelfrey on their way to a series-splitting 8-5 win. A long-time Met, Pelfrey has lost nine of 10 career decisions to the Marlins.

All nine starters had at least one hit as the Marlins established a season-high with 16 (nine off Pelfrey in 4 2/3 innings). Four of the hits were doubles, including two off catcher Rob Brantly’s bat. Brantly matched his career-high with three hits, knocked in a career-high four runs and raised his average from .200 to .236.

"I'm not going to lie," Redmond said. "That was fun. We had some great at-bats first of all. These guys have been able to turn the page. We've had some tough losses. We lose the first game and we come out swinging that bats. We've been pretty resilient that way and I'm proud of our guys for that."

Giancarlo Stanton went 2-for-4 with a double, two runs and two RBI. The bottom third of the order – Chris Valaika, Joe Mahoney and Donovan Solano – was a combined 6-for-13.

"Each guy has been working every day," Brantly said. "Every day we get prepared as best we can. [Monday] even I spent a lot of time at the field, not like figure things out, but to get a good feel for the game today...I felt pretty good coming into today."

The victory capped a 2-4 road trip that featured a snow-out Monday. The six first-pitch temperatures in Cincinnati and Minneapolis: 81, 46, 49, 54, 38 and 42. Tuesday’s day game tied for the fifth-coldest in franchise history.

Originally scheduled to pitch the first contest, Nolasco ended up under the lights after a last-minute switch with Jose Fernandez. The Marlins weren’t sure if they were going to get both games in and they wanted to keep Fernandez on schedule.

Nolasco’s five-inning, six-hit, three-run (two earned) effort was good enough for his first win of 2013 and franchise-leading 77th with the Marlins.

In the afternoon game, Fernandez needed three pitches to lose the narrow 2-1 lead his teammates gave him in the top of the fourth. The Twins blitzed Fernandez in the bottom half on their way to a 4-3 win.

Coming off his first loss his last time out in Cincinnati, Fernandez failed to turn over the lead he received to the bullpen.