Slug­gers run wild — ex­cept Stan­ton

Orlando Sentinel - - BASEBALL -

NEW YORK — Didi Gre­go­rius home­red twice for the sec­ond time this sea­son, Gary Sanchez had three hits and three RBIs, and the Yan­kees romped to a 12-1 vic­tory over Derek Jeter’s Mar­lins on Mon­day night.

About the only Yan­kees bop­per who didn’t get in on the fun was Gian­carlo Stan­ton, who went hit­less and got booed again by the home­town fans in his first game against his former team.

Aaron Judge be­came the fastest ma­jor-lea­guer to hit 60 ca­reer homers, and Gre­go­rius fin­ished with three RBIs. The Yan­kees scored in each of the first five in­nings and built an 11-0 lead for Luis Sev­erino (3-1), who al­lowed one hit in six score­less in­nings and struck out eight.

Judge hit his fourth home run this sea­son and reached 60 in 197 games, five fewer than Mark McGwire.

Jeter did not at­tend the game, the first be­tween the teams since the former Yan­kees cap­tain be­came Mar­lins CEO last Oc­to­ber.

An­other former Yan­kees cap­tain was in Mi­ami’s dugout: Don Mat­tingly. Start­ing his third sea­son as Mar­lins man­ager, Mat­tingly was wel­comed by the Bleacher Crea­tures, who chanted “Don-nie Base-ball!” dur­ing their first-inning Roll Call. He tipped his cap in ac­knowl­edge­ment.

Stan­ton went 0-for-3 with two strike­outs, a bases-loaded foulout, a walk and was hit by a pitch. The four-time All-Star, two-time NL home run cham­pion and reigning NL MVP was dealt to the Yan­kees in De­cem­ber as part of a Jeter-di­rected pay­roll purge. Stan­ton’s fifth-inning strike­out trig­gered scat­tered boos, and loud ones fol­lowed when he fanned on three pitches in the sev­enth — rais­ing his strike­out to­tal to 27 in 15 games. Stan­ton is hit­ting .210 with three homers and 10 RBIs.

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