Didi and Judge go deep in Yan­kees romp over Mar­lins

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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.

AFP

Didi Gre­go­rius hits a home run.

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