MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins scored a franchise record eight first-inning runs Tuesday against former teammate Nathan Eovaldi and beat the New York Yankees 12-2 to complete a two-game sweep.READ MORE: Early Voting Begins Monday For Miami Beach Elections
Giancarlo Stanton hit a three-run homer, his 24th, which leads the majors.
The Marlins totaled nine hits in the first, including seven in a row after leadoff batter Dee Gordon grounded out. Marcell Ozuna hit a 99-mph fastball for a bases-loaded single to drive in the first two runs, and Adeiny Hechavarria hit a two-run triple. Derek Dietrich had the first and last hits in the inning, including an RBI triple.
Eovaldi (5-2) departed after Dietrich’s triple, and was charged with all eight runs in two-thirds of an inning, the shortest start of his career. His ERA rose from 4.13 to 5.12. The Marlins’ batting average against Eovaldi in the inning was .818. Their previous record for runs in a first inning was seven, done five times.
He fell to 6-15 at Marlins Park.
Alex Rodriguez, back in his hometown for two nights, did not play and remained five hits shy of 3,000.
Stanton’s homer came in the fifth off Chris Martin to make the score 11-0. The Marlins slugger has nine homers and 18 RBIs this month.
Dee Gordon, who leads the majors in hits, went 3 for 5 and scored twice. The Marlins totaled 16 hits.
David Phelps (4-3) allowed two runs in seven innings. He and Eovaldi swapped teams when they were part of a five-player trade in December.
The Marlins went 5-1 on their homestand, outscoring opponents 30-9.
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The Yankees were playing in Miami for the first time since 2009. The teams now go to New York for a two-game series beginning Wednesday.
Marlins: Tropical Storm Bill forced a change in RHP Jose Fernandez’s rehabilitation schedule. Anticipating that Triple-A New Orleans’ game Wednesday at Red Rock will be rained out, Fernandez (elbow) will instead stay in Florida and pitch Wednesday for Single-A Jupiter at Brevard. … RHP Henderson Alvarez (shoulder) probably won’t return until after the All-Star break, manager Dan Jennings said. … 1B Michael Morse (finger) is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment Wednesday with Double-A Jacksonville.
Yankees: OF Jacob Ellsbury (right knee) is still not 100 percent and not ready for rehab games, and is unlikely to rejoin the team this month, manager Joe Girardi said.
Stanton will likely be the DH Wednesday in New York.
“It will be my first time in Yankee Stadium, so that’ll be cool — just the tradition they have there, the whole aura, the whole New York atmosphere,” Stanton said. “I’m sure I’ll be yelled and screamed at. It’ll be fun.”
Stanton’s favorite Yankee slugger ever?
“Got to go with Babe Ruth,” he said. “First one to drop the long ball, man.”
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