NEW YORK — After 15 games, the New York Yankees finally looked like the New York Yankees. While it was against the Miami Marlins, everything went right for the Bombers in their 12-1 series opening victory at Yankee Stadium.
It’s almost as if the Yankees saved all of its runs from the weekend’s postponed games for tonight.
New York’s offense rolled from the get-go, with each of its starters getting a hit, except for Giancarlo Stanton. Didi Gregorius led the charge with another two homer game, while Gary Sanchez drove in three runs on three hits.
Aaron Judge also extended his hitting streak to 12, with a home run and a single on the evening.
Luis Severino was equally overpowering from the mound, as he worked fast and efficiently in six innings of work. Out of the frigid temperatures of Boston, New York’s ace gave up just a lone hit and struck out eight Marlins.
On the other side, Miami’s pitching struggled all night, with Caleb Smith going just two and a third innings, but having to throw 84 pitches.
The Yankees would get to him immediately with two runs in the first, another in the second, and another two in the third.
Sanchez would then hit a two-run single in the fifth off of reliever Tyler Cloyd to put the game out of reach, 11-0.
Gregorius’s second home run in the seventh was the final touch on a splendid night at the Bronx.
Notably, Miguel Andujar looked much more comfortable at the plate tonight, going two for four with a RBI. Tyler Austin finished with the same stat line as he continued to hit left-handed pitching well.
Adam Warren then pitched a clean seventh, while Chasen Shreve gave up an unearned run in the eighth. Also, a sight every Yankee fan wanted to see, Dellin Betances closed out the Marlins with a scoreless ninth, striking out two.
Former Yankee Starlin Castro made his return to the Bronx, but he went hitless in three plate appearances.