NY has a 3-4 ATS mark over its last seven games and the total has gone over in six of those seven.
There was no late-inning angst and no concerns about a slugger striking out in a key spot.
The two-game series wraps Tuesday night with Masahiro Tanaka (2-1, 5.19) facing Miami's Jarlin Garcia (0-0, 1.13).
"It was kind of tough in the beginning right when I got traded", he said, adding, "I try to keep it in the past and not let it bother my mind".
The Bombers legend will not accompany his new team, the Marlins, to NY for a two-game series at Yankee Stadium beginning Monday.
The former shortstop collected 3,465 regular-season hits (.310 average), 260 home runs and 1,311 RBI with the club. He also hit his 60th career homer, becoming the quickest player to do so.
"It's not always gonna be easy, " Boone said before the game. "His at-bat quality has been through the roof every time". "We've been tied or had the lead in 10 of those 12 games". Justin Bour drove in the lone run for Miami, which is batting.223.
He praised Jeter for being clear and confident about what he intends to do long term, although most of the manager's direct communication is with the team's general manager, Mike Hill. "That's the bottom line".
Stanton, who exchanged pleasantries with several of his former teammates and coaches prior to Monday's game, told the NY media over the weekend that he harbors no hard feelings toward Jeter over the way things played out in the offseason. Even Mattingly said he did not know whether Stanton would be able to handle that pressure. "I mean, we were very honest with each other in our meetings and that's the business side of it, but there's no bad blood on this side". It's really an area we've had trouble scoring runs.
It's a bit depressing he's not comfortable in Yankee Stadium after all he did with the franchise - no matter what you think about him. Smith was 0-2 with a 7.71 ERA in nine appearances (two starts) for the Yankees last season. He then got lucky in his third game, giving up seven hits and six earned runs over five innings, but somehow still earning the win in a 10-7 victory by the Yankees.
It was a positive step after Severino allowed five runs in five innings against the Red Sox at Fenway Park.
While Tanaka owns a ratio of nine strikeouts per nine innings (18 strikeouts, two walks), he has allowed four home runs so far.
For the visitors, Miami's pitching staff allowed 5.6 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 5.14 ERA, 1.42 WHIP and 7.53 K/9.
Tanaka will be making his second start against the Marlins.
Judge blasted his fourth homer of the season in the second, an opposite-field shot on a 2-1 pitch that gave the Yankees a 3-0 lead. Sanchez had an RBI infield single with one out and Smith walked Tyler Austin with two outs to force in another run.
Garcia threw 45 four-seam fastballs with an average velocity of 92.1 miles per hour to complement a changeup and curveball.
"That's the one thing you never know", he said.