No wonder Derek Jeter didn’t want to come back to The Bronx for this one.
The Yankee great missed his former team’s 12-1 victory over the Marlins on Monday night at the Stadium, as the Yankees took advantage of a Miami team deep into a teardown under its new CEO, Jeter.
The victory was the Yankees’ third in four games and came in their first game since Friday in Detroit.
Since then, they were postponed because of inclement weather on both Saturday and Sunday against the Tigers.
The free weekend allowed the Yankees to pitch Luis Severino on Monday and the right-hander bounced back from his shaky outing in Boston last week.
Severino pitched six scoreless innings — giving up just a hit and a walk — and cruised as the Yankees pounded the Marlins by scoring runs in each of the first five innings to begin a 10-game homestand.
And they didn’t score in the sixth only because Brett Gardner’s liner hit second-base umpire Bill Welke, robbing him of an RBI.
The Yankees also got two homers from Didi Gregorius and another from Aaron Judge to improve to 8-7, while the Marlins fell to 4-12.
The Yankees loaded the bases with no one out in the bottom of the first after a leadoff single by Gardner and walks to Judge and Giancarlo Stanton.
Gregorius followed by popping out on a 2-0 pitch from ex-Yankee Caleb Smith before Gary Sanchez gave the Yankees the lead with a single off shortstop Miguel Rojas’ glove. The Yankees added another run when Smith walked Tyler Austin to force in Judge.
Smith walked three and needed 42 pitches to get through the first inning.
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.
He became the fastest player to reach 60 career home runs, doing so in 197 games and breaking Mark McGwire’s record of 202 games.
The Yankees pulled away some more in the third — with some help from the Marlins.
Gregorius opened with a walk and Sanchez reached on a single when center fielder Cameron Maybin lost his fly ball in the lights. Aaron Hicks then crushed a two-run double to the gap in left-center.
Severino, meanwhile, didn’t allow a hit until Rojas led off the fourth with a double to right, but he retired the next three batters to keep Miami scoreless.
It was a positive step after Severino allowed five runs in five innings against the Red Sox at Fenway Park.
“When we give Luis the ball, we expect good things,’’ manager Aaron Boone said before the game. “In Boston, he didn’t have his best slider that night. I thought he rallied a little bit and at least gave us five innings with not his best stuff on a cruddy night.”
He didn’t deal with those problems on Monday.
The Yankees went up 7-0 when Stanton was hit by a pitch on his knee with two outs in the bottom of the inning and Gregorius homered.
Miguel Andujar helped the Yankees tack on four more runs in the fifth with a run-scoring double, while Sanchez added a two-RBI single.
“It’s not always gonna be easy,’’ Boone said before the game. “You’re not always gonna bludgeon teams.”