New York Yankees defeat Florida Marlins, 5-1

MIAMI - Who needs A-Rod?

With struggling third baseman Alex Rodriguez sitting on the bench for the first of two games this weekend, the Yankees went out and battered the Marlins, 5-1, Friday to start off their nine-game swing through NL ballparks on a good note.

For the first time in a week, the Yankees beat up on a pitcher they had never seen before, racking up five runs on 10hits in four innings against lefthander Sean West, a 23-year-old making his sixth career st...