Tuesday night, the host New York Yankees defeated the Miami Marlins 3-2 to record the best 12-game start in team history thanks to six plus innings of outstanding pitching from Carlos Rodon. The Yankees improved to 10-2 as Alex Verdugo launched his first home run at Yankee Stadium, Giancarlo Stanton added an RBI double, and Juan Soto contributed a run-scoring single. New York tied the team’s record of twelve game starts from 2003, 1949, and 1922. Rodon (1-0) had a terrible 3-8 season the previous year, but he earned his fourth win overall as a Yankee.

During the first road trip of the season, which took him through Houston and Arizona, he had two positive performances but was not given a decision. The left-hander pitched 89 pitches, gave up four hits, two unearned runs, six strikeouts, and two walks. With his second home run of the year, Verdugo gave the Yankees the lead by blasting a 1-0 pitch from Miami’s A.J. Puk (0-3) into the right field seats.

In the fifth, Stanton doubled to make it 2-0, and in the sixth, Soto singled to give the team a three-run advantage. After ending a nine-game losing streak to start the season, Miami dropped their second straight game.

Since the 2010 Baltimore Orioles, the Marlins are the only MLB team to begin a season with at least 11 losses in 12 games. This is the team’s second 1-11 start in franchise history. In 4 2/3 innings, Puk gave up two earned runs on four hits and five walks.

Luis Arraez was walked by Rodon to start the game, but he quickly recorded three outs. In the second inning, he collected two strikeouts after giving up a single to Tim Anderson. Rodon gave up a double to Jazz Chisholm Jr. in the fourth, and even though he stole third, Anderson was out of the game.Rodon got a double play after giving Avisail Garcia a base hit, and he needed one more pitch to complete the fifth. After Anderson’s infield single loaded the bases and Chisholm reached on first baseman Anthony Rizzo’s mistake, Rodon left to a warm reception from the crowd.

Ian Hamilton gave pinch hitter Nick Gordon a sacrifice fly and pinch hitter Jesus Sanchez an RBI groundout.

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