MIAMI — For a little over five innings, the new Yankees lineup looked a lot like the old one.
Then, new arrival Anthony Rizzo got the Yankees on the board with a mammoth solo homer to right-center with one out in the sixth inning, sparking a 3-1 win over the Marlins at loanDepot Park.
On a night when Rizzo and Joey Gallo joined the Yankees, the offense didn’t produce much until Rizzo’s 449-foot shot into the upper deck.
Still, the effects of the new additions were immediate, since they forced Miami right-hander Zach Thompson to throw 31 pitches in the first inning.
It was something Rizzo noticed right away.
“Standing there, with Gallo, [Aaron] Judge, [Giancarlo] Stanton and me, grinding at-bats,’’ Rizzo said. “This is gonna be scary.”
It wasn’t too frightening Friday, but the Yankees got enough, and Jameson Taillon did his part on the mound.
Impressive in his previous seven starts — and even better the last four, when he had a 1.42 ERA — Taillon was effective again Friday.
Taillon tossed 5 ²/₃ scoreless innings in a 98-pitch performance.
Jonathan Loaisiga tossed 1 ¹/₃ scoreless innings in relief before Zack Britton allowed a run in the eighth, but Aroldis Chapman pitched a scoreless ninth for the save.
It made for a happy debut for Rizzo, who arrived in a Thursday trade from the Cubs amid a selloff on the North Side of Chicago, and for Gallo, who had been with the last-place Rangers.
Gallo went 0-for-4 Friday, but he looked good in right field, while Rizzo made his presence felt quickly.
Rizzo walked in the first inning, which he said helped him get “the jitters out of the way and settle into the game.”
And in the sixth, he hammered his 15th homer of the season, what manager Aaron Boone called “a no-doubter.”
“I was able to put a good swing on a pitch,’’ Rizzo said.
Taillon got the first two outs in the sixth, then left the game after he walked Brian Anderson.
Loaisiga entered and got Jorge Alfaro to hit a routine grounder to second, but Rougned Odor botched the play and the Marlins had two on and two out for Bryan De La Cruz.
When De La Cruz hit a ground ball up the middle, however, Gleyber Torres made a fine diving stop and threw to second for the force to end the threat and preserve the one-run lead.
Tyler Wade, playing third base with DJ LeMahieu and Gio Urshela nursing injuries, led off the seventh with a walk, but was thrown out trying to steal second.
Things got worse when Torres was called looking, to end the inning, on a pitch that was outside. He argued the call, slammed his bat down and was tossed by home plate umpire Dan Bellino.
The ejection meant LeMahieu, who had been held out with a strained triceps, had to come in to play second base, with Odor moving to third and Wade to short in the bottom of the seventh.
The Yankees loaded the bases with one out in the eighth.
It started when former Yankee Richard Bleier hit Judge with a pitch. Rizzo followed with a single and Gio Urshela, who was not in the starting lineup due to a tight hamstring, pinch-hit in the pitcher’s spot.
Ushela singled and was replaced by Nestor Cortes (yup, the pitcher) as a pinch runner. Odor followed with a two-run single.
In the eighth, Britton gave up a grounder up the middle to Jazz Chisholm and a bloop hit to right to Jesus Aguilar, putting runners on the corners with no one out.
The left-hander recovered to get Anderson to hit into a double play, though Chisholm scored to make it 3-1. Alfaro followed by striking out.
The new look Yankees got their first win, as they began what general manager Brian Cashman called a “two-month sprint” to try to make the playoffs.