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Voit homers twice as Yankees sweep Red Sox

The Yankees’ decision-makers tracked Luke Voit’s statistics for more than two years before pouncing, believing that his potential had yet to be fully tapped. They took a victory lap when their call was correct, and the slugger is continuing to reward that investment.

Voit enjoyed the second multihomer game of his career on Monday evening, clearing the fences in the second and fifth innings as the Yankees completed a four-game sweep of the Red Sox with a 6-3 victory at Yankee Stadium.

Thairo Estrada and Aaron Hicks also homered for the Yankees, who improved to 10-0 in the Bronx this year. Dating back to last season, New York has dominated the rivalry by winning 10 consecutive games and 15 of 16 over the Red Sox, whom they will not see again until Sept. 18 in Boston.

One of the American League’s most productive hitters prior to sustaining a core muscle injury last June that eventually required surgery, Voit used baseball’s four-month pause productively, trimming about 13 pounds from his frame while increasing strength. Voit has said that he feels like his power has returned, and he’s showing it.

Voit launched a two-run shot in the second inning off Boston starter Martín Pérez, then circled the bases again in the fifth with a solo shot to left field off Josh Osich. Two of Voit’s four career multihomer games have come against the Red Sox, and his seven homers are second on the club to Aaron Judge’s nine.

Jordan Montgomery was sharp over 3 2/3 innings, allowing one run and three hits before a rain delay of one hour and 23 minutes ended the left-hander’s night.

Estrada slugged a solo homer in the fourth and Hicks went deep in the seventh.

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