It has been 61 years since a pair of teammates led the Majors in batting average and home runs. DJ LeMahieu and Luke Voit are poised to change that fact, aiming to help the Yankees conclude their frenzied campaign on a winning note.
LeMahieu’s four-hit performance bolstered his bid to become the first undisputed batting champion in both leagues and Voit slugged his Major League-leading 22nd home run, leading the Yankees to an 11-4 victory over the Marlins on Saturday afternoon at Yankee Stadium.
“It’s pretty cool,” Voit said. “I’ve been trying to transform myself into a better power hitter, and this year was another stepping stone for me. I felt like every time I hit a home run, José Abreu [of the White Sox] hit a home run, too. It was fun, and the goal is to keep it going into the playoffs.
”The big-swinging duo contributed in a seven-run sixth inning, with LeMahieu stroking a two-run double and Voit belting a three-run homer. Aaron Hicks and Tyler Wade also homered for the Bombers, who snapped a five-game long ball drought while solidifying their grasp on the American League’s No. 5 postseason seed.