NEW YORK (AP) — 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.
NATIONALS 8, METS 6
Bryce Harper hit a startling, broken-bat homer early, then grounded a key single during a six-run surge in the eighth inning that sent Washington past New York.
The Nationals rallied against five pitchers in their big burst, winning for just the fourth time in 13 games. The Mets had been off to the best start in franchise history behind the top bullpen in the majors before collapsing.
Trailing 6-1, Washington combined five hits, three walks and a hit batter to take the lead.
Harper’s two-run single off Jerry Blevins made it 6-3. Wilmer Difo tied it with a two-out, two-run single off Jeurys Familia, and Michael A. Taylor drew a bases-loaded walk from the Mets closer for the go-ahead run.
DODGERS 10, PADRES 3
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Yasmani Grandal hit a grand slam, Matt Kemp had a three-run homer and Hyun-Jin Ryu (2-0) struck out nine in six strong innings.
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-center to highlight the third inning, which was a mess for the Padres.
RAYS 8, RANGERS 4
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Mallex Smith had four hits and Blake Snell struck out nine to help Tampa Bay stop a four-game losing streak.
Smith bunted for a single against Martin Perez (1-2) in a four-run second inning that gave the Rays a 5-0 lead. He doubled and scored in the third on his way to a second four-hit game in eight days.
Snell (2-1) gave up one run and five hits in 6 1/3 innings.
ROCKIES 6, PIRATES 2
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Trevor Story drilled a three-run home run, German Marquez pitched six effective innings and Colorado kept its road surge going.
Story bounced back from a miserable series in Washington by going 2 for 3 and driving in three runs, all of them coming when he sent a pitch from Steven Brault (2-1) into the bleachers in left field with one out in the fourth at frigid and blustery PNC Park to break open a close game.
MARINERS 2, ASTROS 1
SEATTLE (AP) — James Paxton delivered six strong innings, Nelson Cruz took Dallas Keuchel deep and Seattle ended a six-game skid against Houston.
Paxton (1-1) allowed a leadoff homer to George Springer in the first inning but was solid after that, striking out seven over six innings.
Nelson Cruz hit his third home run in five games with his tying solo blast off Keuchel (0-3) with two outs in the fourth. Dee Gordon’s RBI double made it 2-1 in the sixth, putting Paxton in line for the win.
BRAVES 2, PHILLIES 1
ATLANTA (AP) — Julio Teheran outpitched Aaron Nola for a rare night of success at SunTrust Park and Atlanta snapped Philadelphia’s six-game winning streak.
Teheran (1-1) allowed one run, five hits and three walks with nine strikeouts in six innings. He began the night 3-10 with a 6.20 ERA and 21 homers allowed in 19 starts at the Braves’ second-year stadium, but Teheran kept the Phillies guessing with a tough slider.
REDS 10, BREWERS 4
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Billy Hamilton drove in three runs and Cincinnati ended an eight-game losing streak.
The Reds won for just the third time in 16 games this season. Cincinnati is tied with Kansas City for the fewest wins in the majors. Joey Votto had an RBI double for his first extra-base hit of the season.