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    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 http://www.metsfanproshop.com/authentic-neil-walker-jersey , 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) Adrian Gonzalez Jersey ,” 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 Jose Bautista Jersey ,” 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. 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 TRIBUTEOzuna 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 HOMEChen 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 http://www.metsfanproshop.com/authentic-amed-rosario-jersey , 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 ROOMCardinals: 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 NEXTCardinals: 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. Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty ImagesThe Los Angeles Dodgers announced the release of second baseman Chase Utley on Friday to facilitate his retirement from baseball.Utley confirmed his intention to end his MLB career following the 2018 season in July."I transitioned to a part-time player, something new for me, but I took it in stride," he told reporters. "Also, a part-time strength coach, part-time pitching coach Devin Mesoraco Jersey , occasionally part-time catching coach as well as a part-time general manager. The thing I'm having the most difficult time with is being a part-time dad. So that's really the reason I'm shutting it down. I'm ready to be a full-time dad."Utley had one season left on the two-year, $2 millioncontracthe signed with the Dodgers in February, so the release was required to make his retirement official.The 39-year-old California native spent the final three-plus years of his career with the Dodgers.He rose to prominence with the Philadelphia Phillies across 13 seasons that featured six All-Star Game selections, four Silver Slugger Awards and a World Series title in 2008. He also finished in the top eight of MVP voting three times in a four-year span starting in 2006.Utley said during his July press conference going from that type of top-tier superstar to somebody fighting to just get at-bats with the Dodgers in recent seasons was key in his decision to step aside."Going from making several All-Star teams to being a part-time player kind of wrenches your pride a little bit," he said. "My goal, the reason I came here, was to win a championship. I didn't want to get in the way of that. If I'm part of it, great. If not, I'm still happy."L.A. fell short of that title goal http://www.metsfanproshop.com/authentic-jason-vargas-jersey , losing to the Boston Red Sox in the 2018 World Series.Utley posted a lackluster .213/.305/.305 triple-slash line with one home run in 87 games for this Dodgers in his final season.His career numbers, including an .823 OPS, 259 homers and 154 stolen bases in 1,937 games, better tell the story of a player who was among the National League's best at his peak.