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Yankees slugger Stanton touched by Miami reception in return

The Yankees slugger choked up.

Giancarlo Stanton acknowledged being touched by the warm reception he received the first time he stepped to the plate Tuesday at Marlins Park.

He saluted the crowd, waved and patted his chest as he looked to the stands. He then singled sharply to left field.

"It's a lot to take in," Stanton said. "A lot of things go into this — where I'm at now. I grew up over there."

Over there is the Marlins clubhouse, where Stanton spent his first eight major league seasons before being traded last November. That made the Yankees' two-game series in Miami his homecoming.

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