Guerra gets Molina to escape jam, Marlins hold off Cards 2-1

MIAMI (AP) Javy Guerra kept closer Kyle Barraclough's struggles from costing Miami a victory Monday night.

Guerra cleaned up a ninth-inning mess created by Barraclough, getting Yadier Molina to hit into a double play to end the Marlins' 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals.

''It was important to be ready,'' Guerra said. ''I think overall I went in there prepared and got the right results. It went well.''

After Wei-Yin Chen (4-8) pitched 5 2/3 innings of one-hit ball, Miami led 2-0 going into the ninth and handed the game off to Barraclough.

Paul DeJong and Harrison Bader opened the inning with hard-hit singles, then Yairo Munoz walked. Pinch-hitter Kolten Wong struck out looking, but Matt Carpenter drew a bases-loaded walk to make it 2-1 and end Barraclough's night.

''Carp works the walk and then you've got the guy that you want up there every night in that situation with Yadi,'' Cardinals interim manager Mike Shildt said.

Guerra got Molina, a career .309 hitter with the bases loaded, to bounce into a double play for his first save since Sept. 27, 2014 while with the Chicago White Sox.

''He saved (21 of 22) games for me in LA (in 2011),'' Mattingly said. ''I've seen him be in bases-loaded jams with nobody out and get out of them, so I know he's a guy who's not going to panic in that spot.''

Barraclough had blown his last three save chances, allowing 10 runs in 2 1/3 innings.

His role could be in jeopardy.

''I think he's healthy,'' Mattingly said. ''If he's not healthy, he's not telling us, which I don't think is the case, but it's something that obviously you're not going to sit here and make any kind of decisions quickly after a game. We just won a game and we wouldn't do anything without talking to him about it anyway.''

Starlin Castro had two hits, including his ninth home run for the Marlins, who returned home after a six-game winless road trip.

Former Miami All-Star Marcell Ozuna returned for his first game at Marlins Park after being traded to St. Louis in the offseason and went 3 for 4 tying his season-high with hits in a game.

''It was good to see Marcie come home,'' Shildt said. ''He was happy to get home. He felt good about it. He likes it here and it was good to see he was received warmly as you would expect.''

Luke Weaver (6-10) allowed two runs and seven hits in six innings for St. Louis.

Derek Dietrich doubled to begin the game for the Marlins and scored on a check-swing hit by Brian Anderson.

Castro's home run to left in the fourth gave Miami a 2-0 lead.

With one on and one out in the seventh, Munoz grinded out a 14-pitch at-bat, but Tayron Guerrero prevailed with a groundout. Pinch-hitter Greg Garcia struck out to end the inning.

Ozuna beat out an infield hit in the eighth, giving Jedd Gyorko an at-bat with runners on first and second with two outs. Drew Steckenrider was able to get out of the jam as Gyorko flew out to deep center.

OZUNA TRIBUTE

Ozuna was given a video tribute during the game, and he tipped his cap to acknowledge the appreciation.

''That was impressive for me,'' Ozuna said. ''I didn't even know they were going to do that for me. I appreciated it.''

CHEN STRONG AT HOME

Chen improved to 3-2 with a 1.94 ERA in nine home starts this season compared to 1-6 with a 10.27 ERA in nine road starts.

''He never looks really any different at home or the road, it's just that he's pitched so much better here and that's really the only difference,'' Mattingly said. ''You see his work, you see his preparation, it's no different. It's not like he's serious here and then he goes on the road and he's yucking it up and not taking it serious.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Cardinals: OF Tyler O'Neill (groin) was placed on the 10-day disabled list retroactive to Aug. 4. ... RHP Adam Wainwright (elbow) is planning on throwing a bullpen session either Tuesday or Wednesday.

Marlins: RHP Sandy Alcantara (armpit) was reinstated from the 10-day disabled list and optioned to Triple-A New Orleans.

UP NEXT

Cardinals: RHP Miles Mikolas (11-3, 2.75 ERA) is scheduled to start the second game of the series Tuesday night. Mikolas has allowed three runs or fewer in eight consecutive starts.

Marlins: RHP Pablo Lopez (2-2, 4.67) allowed one run in six innings his last start, a no-decision at Philadelphia.

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  • W: W. Chen (4-8)L: L. Weaver (6-10)S: J. Guerra (1)
  • HR: MIA - S. Castro (9)
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Y. Molina C40000102.286.329.464.7941.0
J. Martinez RF30000102.296.360.459.8181.0
M. Ozuna LF40300001.269.314.391.7053.0
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P. DeJong SS31100011.240.322.404.7261.5
H. Bader CF40200001.275.340.405.7462.0
Y. Munoz 2B30000112.289.354.433.7870.5
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b- K. Wong PH10000013.224.308.365.673-0.5
  • a-struck out for Weaver in the 7th
  • b-struck out for Webb in the 9th
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M. Rojas 1B00000000.255.306.352.6580.0
B. Anderson RF40110000.288.368.420.7882.0
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J. Bour 1B40200000.228.346.416.7622.0
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M. Prado 3B30000002.230.267.292.5600.0
J. Riddle SS30100010.222.250.360.6100.5
M. Sierra CF30100001.231.231.282.5132.0
W. Chen P20000021.143.143.179.321-1.0
E. Hernandez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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a- I. Galloway PH-LF10000011.286.286.286.571-0.5
  • a-struck out for Guerrero in the 7th
BATTING
  • RBI - M. Carpenter (61)
BATTING
  • 2B - D. Dietrich (21), M. Sierra (2)
  • HR - S. Castro (9)
  • RBI - B. Anderson (53), S. Castro (41)
  • 2-Out RBI - S. Castro (7)
FIELDING
  • DP - (DeJong-Munoz-Carpenter)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Riddle-Castro-Rojas)
  • E - J. Realmuto (6)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
L. Weaver (L, 6-10)6.07220514.661.409.5
T. Webb2.01000105.731.275.5
PITCHERSIP
L. Weaver (L, 6-10)6.0
T. Webb2.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
W. Chen (W, 4-8)5.21002405.481.4321.0
E. Hernandez (H, 2)0.11000105.731.56-0.5
T. Guerrero (H, 7)1.01000104.091.552.5
D. Steckenrider (H, 18)1.02000003.421.281.0
K. Barraclough (H, 8)0.12112103.451.23-4.5
J. Guerra (S, 1)0.20000005.931.617.0
PITCHERSIP
W. Chen (W, 4-8)5.2
E. Hernandez (H, 2)0.1
T. Guerrero (H, 7)1.0
D. Steckenrider (H, 18)1.0
K. Barraclough (H, 8)0.1
J. Guerra (S, 1)0.2
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - L. Weaver 88-62, T. Webb 23-17
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Weaver 9-3
  • Batters Faced - L. Weaver 24, T. Webb 7
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - W. Chen 91-54, E. Hernandez 10-8, T. Guerrero 29-22, D. Steckenrider 27-17, K. Barraclough 21-8, J. Guerra 2-2
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - W. Chen 5-8, T. Guerrero 2-0, J. Guerra 1-0
  • Batters Faced - W. Chen 21, E. Hernandez 2, T. Guerrero 4, D. Steckenrider 5, K. Barraclough 5, J. Guerra
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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M. Carpenter 1B40110120.282.394.590.9842.0
Y. Molina C40000102.286.329.464.7941.0
J. Martinez RF30000102.296.360.459.8181.0
M. Ozuna LF40300001.269.314.391.7053.0
J. Gyorko 3B40000016.252.330.408.738-0.5
P. DeJong SS31100011.240.322.404.7261.5
H. Bader CF40200001.275.340.405.7462.0
Y. Munoz 2B30000112.289.354.433.7870.5
L. Weaver P20000000.171.194.171.3660.0
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  • a-struck out for Weaver in the 7th
  • b-struck out for Webb in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. Dietrich LF41100012.280.345.451.7962.5
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M. Rojas 1B00000000.255.306.352.6580.0
B. Anderson RF40110000.288.368.420.7882.0
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M. Prado 3B30000002.230.267.292.5600.0
J. Riddle SS30100010.222.250.360.6100.5
M. Sierra CF30100001.231.231.282.5132.0
W. Chen P20000021.143.143.179.321-1.0
E. Hernandez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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  • a-struck out for Guerrero in the 7th
BATTING
  • RBI - M. Carpenter (61)
BATTING
  • 2B - D. Dietrich (21), M. Sierra (2)
  • HR - S. Castro (9)
  • RBI - B. Anderson (53), S. Castro (41)
  • 2-Out RBI - S. Castro (7)
FIELDING
  • DP - (DeJong-Munoz-Carpenter)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Riddle-Castro-Rojas)
  • E - J. Realmuto (6)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
L. Weaver (L, 6-10)6.07220514.661.409.5
T. Webb2.01000105.731.275.5
Total8.0822061---
PITCHERSIP
L. Weaver (L, 6-10)6.0
T. Webb2.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
W. Chen (W, 4-8)5.21002405.481.4321.0
E. Hernandez (H, 2)0.11000105.731.56-0.5
T. Guerrero (H, 7)1.01000104.091.552.5
D. Steckenrider (H, 18)1.02000003.421.281.0
K. Barraclough (H, 8)0.12112103.451.23-4.5
J. Guerra (S, 1)0.20000005.931.617.0
Total9.0711470---
PITCHERSIP
W. Chen (W, 4-8)5.2
E. Hernandez (H, 2)0.1
T. Guerrero (H, 7)1.0
D. Steckenrider (H, 18)1.0
K. Barraclough (H, 8)0.1
J. Guerra (S, 1)0.2
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - L. Weaver 88-62, T. Webb 23-17
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Weaver 9-3
  • Batters Faced - L. Weaver 24, T. Webb 7
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - W. Chen 91-54, E. Hernandez 10-8, T. Guerrero 29-22, D. Steckenrider 27-17, K. Barraclough 21-8, J. Guerra 2-2
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - W. Chen 5-8, T. Guerrero 2-0, J. Guerra 1-0
  • Batters Faced - W. Chen 21, E. Hernandez 2, T. Guerrero 4, D. Steckenrider 5, K. Barraclough 5, J. Guerra
  • 9TH INNING
    Carpenter walked, DeJong scored, Bader to third, Munoz to second12
  • 4TH INNING
    Castro homered to left02
  • 1ST INNING
    Anderson singled to right, Dietrich scored01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Miguel Rojas at first base
    • Kyle Barraclough pitching
    • P. DeJong: Ball, Strike looking, DeJong singled to center
    • H. Bader: Ball, Strike looking, Bader singled to right, DeJong to second
    • Y. Munoz: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Munoz walked, DeJong to third, Bader to second
    • Kolten Wong hit for Tyler Webb
    • K. Wong: Ball, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Wong struck out looking
    • M. Carpenter: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Carpenter walked, DeJong scored, Bader to third, Munoz to second
    • Javy Guerra relieved Kyle Barraclough
    • Y. Molina: Foul, Molina grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Carpenter out at second
    • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Drew Steckenrider pitching
    • M. Carpenter: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Carpenter singled to right
    • Y. Molina: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Molina lined out to left
    • J. Martinez: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Martinez fouled out to right
    • M. Ozuna: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ozuna reached on an infield single to shortstop, Carpenter to second
    • J. Gyorko: Strike looking, Ball, Gyorko flied out to deep center
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Webb Pitching:
    • B. Anderson: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Anderson popped out to second
    • J. Realmuto: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Realmuto flied out to center
    • J. Bour: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Bour flied out to deep center
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Tayron Guerrero relieved Elieser Hernandez
    • P. DeJong: Strike looking, Strike looking, DeJong grounded out to third
    • H. Bader: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Bader reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • Y. Munoz: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Munoz grounded out to third, Bader to second
    • Greg Garcia hit for Luke Weaver
    • G. Garcia: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Garcia struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Tyler Webb pitching
    • J. Riddle: Ball, Riddle singled to right
    • M. Sierra: Pickoff attempt, Sierra popped bunt out to pitcher
    • Isaac Galloway hit for Tayron Guerrero
    • I. Galloway: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Galloway struck out looking
    • D. Dietrich: Strike looking, Strike looking, Dietrich popped out to second
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • W. Chen Pitching:
    • M. Carpenter: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Carpenter struck out swinging
    • Y. Molina: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Molina walked
    • J. Martinez: Strike looking, Ball, Martinez reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Molina out at second
    • Elieser Hernandez relieved Wei-Yin Chen
    • M. Ozuna: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ozuna singled to left, Martinez to second
    • J. Gyorko: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Gyorko struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • L. Weaver Pitching:
    • B. Anderson: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Anderson grounded out to first
    • J. Realmuto: Foul, Realmuto fouled out to right
    • J. Bour: Bour singled to center
    • S. Castro: Pickoff attempt, Castro singled to center, Bour to second
    • M. Prado: Ball, Prado grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • W. Chen Pitching:
    • H. Bader: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Bader flied out to right
    • Y. Munoz: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Munoz flied out to right
    • L. Weaver: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Weaver grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • L. Weaver Pitching:
    • J. Riddle: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Riddle struck out on foul tip
    • M. Sierra: Strike swinging, Ball, Sierra doubled to left
    • W. Chen: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Chen struck out swinging
    • D. Dietrich: Strike swinging, Dietrich popped out to shortstop
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • W. Chen Pitching:
    • J. Martinez: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Martinez walked
    • M. Ozuna: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ozuna flied out to center
    • J. Gyorko: Gyorko reached on fielder's choice to third, Martinez out at second
    • P. DeJong: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, DeJong struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • L. Weaver Pitching:
    • J. Realmuto: Ball, Realmuto grounded out to pitcher
    • J. Bour: Ball, Bour grounded out to pitcher
    • S. Castro: Ball, Castro homered to left
    • M. Prado: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Prado lined out to center
    • End of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • W. Chen Pitching:
    • L. Weaver: Strike looking, Ball, Weaver grounded out to shortstop
    • M. Carpenter: Ball, Carpenter flied out to shallow left
    • Y. Molina: Foul, Molina lined out to left
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • L. Weaver Pitching:
    • W. Chen: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Chen struck out looking
    • D. Dietrich: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Dietrich struck out looking
    • B. Anderson: Ball, Anderson grounded out to second
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • W. Chen Pitching:
    • M. Ozuna: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ozuna singled to left
    • J. Gyorko: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Gyorko lined out to right
    • P. DeJong: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, DeJong reached on catcher's interference, Ozuna to second on catcher Realmuto fielding error
    • H. Bader: Bader flied out to deep center, Ozuna to third
    • Y. Munoz: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Munoz struck out looking
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
    • L. Weaver Pitching:
    • M. Prado: Strike looking, Ball, Prado grounded out to second
    • J. Riddle: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Riddle grounded out to shortstop
    • M. Sierra: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Sierra grounded out to second
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • W. Chen Pitching:
    • M. Carpenter: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Carpenter struck out looking
    • Y. Molina: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Molina grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Martinez: Foul, Ball, Ball, Martinez lined out to right
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • L. Weaver Pitching:
    • D. Dietrich: Strike looking, Ball, Dietrich doubled to right
    • B. Anderson: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Anderson singled to right, Dietrich scored
    • J. Realmuto: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Realmuto struck out looking
    • J. Bour: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Bour reached on an infield single to pitcher, Anderson to second
    • S. Castro: Strike looking, Castro grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Bour out at second
    • End of the 1st (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)