The Miami Marlins put up eight runs in the first inning during a 12-2 rout of the New York Yankees on Tuesday.
Former Marlin Nathan Eovaldi started the game for the Yankees and did not make it out of the first inning. For the first time in franchise history, the Marlins scored eight runs in the first inning of play. Eovaldi was lifted after only recording two outs.
The win was the second straight for Miami over New York in the first half of a home-and-home series. The two teams will take on each other for another pair of games at Yankee Stadium this week.
When the Marlins traded Eovaldi in the off-season, one of the players they received was David Phelps. Interestingly enough, the man on the mound for Miami in this was one was none other than Phelps. Facing off against his former team, Phelps turned in another brilliant effort for his fourth win of the season.
As part of Miami's offensive onslaught, Giancarlo Stanton hit his 24th home run of the season. The towering opposite field blast was of the three-run variety, and helps keep Stanton atop the Major League Baseball leader board in home runs.
Every position player in Miami's starting lineup had at least two hits, with the exception of Justin Bour who singled once. Dee Gordon had three hits himself as he continued to pace MLB in hits this year.
Jose Urena will oppose Michael Pineda on Wednesday, when the Marlins make their first visit to the newest Yankee Stadium.