Didi and Judge go deep in Yankees romp over Marlins
NEW YORK: Didi Gregorius homered twice for the second time this season, Gary Sanchez had three hits and three RBIs, and the New York Yankees romped to a 12-1 victory over Derek Jeter’s Miami Marlins on Monday night.
The only Yankees bopper who didn’t join the hit parade 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.
New York 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.
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.
Caleb Smith (0-2), who pitched in nine games for the Yankees last year, needed 42 pitches to get the first three outs and lasted just 2 1/3 innings.
At San Diego, Yasmani Grandal hit a grand slam, Matt Kemp had a three-run homer and Ryu Hyun-Jin (2-0) struck out nine in six strong innings as the Dodgers beat the Padres 10-3.
Grandal, acquired from San Diego in a trade for Kemp in December 2014, hit his third career slam with two outs in the ninth off Kazuhisa Makita.
Kemp drove the first pitch he saw from lefty Robbie Erlin (0-2) to left-centre to highlight the third inning, which was a mess for the Padres.
Third baseman Christian Villanueva and right fielder Hunter Renfroe committed errors that allowed Chris Taylor and Corey Seager to reach safely at the start of the inning. Enrique Hernandez hit an RBI single, Cody Bellinger had a base hit and Kemp launched his second home run for a 6-2 lead.
Didi Gregorius hits a home run.