MIAMI -- With their manager's future in doubt, the Florida Marlins keep winning.
Joe Girardi's overachieving young team won its sixth game in a row Saturday, climbing within four games of .500 for the first time since April by beating Milwaukee 7-2.
The surge comes as a feud festers between Girardi and owner Jeffrey Loria. Dontrelle Willis pitched seven innings, and Miguel Cabrera and Hanley Ramirez drove in two runs apiece to help Florida pull within four games of NL wild-card leader Cincinnati.
Before the latest victory, Loria declined to endorse the job Girardi has done in his first year as manager. There has been speculation Girardi won't return next season because of the rift, which became public three weeks ago.
"We'll sit down at the end of the season and figure out what we're going to do," Loria said.
The late-season soap opera is starting to attract attention: The crowd of 30,017 was Florida's fourth-largest of the year.
Fans had plenty to cheer about early. The first three batters scored against Doug Davis (9-8), and by the fourth inning the Marlins led 7-1.
Cabrera doubled home two runs in the first to tie the team record for RBI in a month with 30. Mike Jacobs hit his 17th home run.
Willis (9-10) limited Milwaukee to seven hits and two runs, giving him back-to-back victories for only the second time this season.
Davis allowed seven runs in 3 2/3 innings, hiking his road ERA to 6.46. The Brewers fell to 23-41 on the road.
Ramirez led off Florida's first with a double, Dan Uggla walked and Cabrera doubled for a 2-0 lead. Cody Ross' two-out single scored Cabrera.
Jacobs slapped his helmet in frustration when he barely missed a double in the third, pulling a ball that landed just outside the right-field foul line. He homered on the next pitch to make it 5-0.
Ramirez drove in runs with a sacrifice fly and a groundout. Uggla's run-scoring double in the fourth ended Davis' outing.
Milwaukee scored on sacrifice flies by Kevin Mench and Jeff Cirillo.
- Milwaukee's David Bell was ejected after arguing a called third strike in the ninth inning.
- The last time the Marlins were within four games of .500 was at 3-7.
- University of Miami Family Night gave attendance a boost, generating season high group sales of 11,200.
- Milwaukee RHP Derrick Turnbow, demoted last month from the closer's role, walked two, threw two wild pitches and hit a batter in 1 1/3 innings. Turnbow also batted for the first time this season in the fifth inning and struck out.