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Yankees' Luke Voit crushes 470-foot home run

By Jake Elman
Yankees' Luke Voit crushes 470-foot home run
New York Yankees first baseman Luke Voit has 13 home runs this year. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

May 25 (UPI) -- New York Yankees first baseman Luke Voit crushed a 470-foot home run in Saturday's 7-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals.

With one out in the top of the seventh inning, Voit hit a 1-0 pitch from Royals reliever Scott Barlow over the left field wall. The Yankees took a 5-3 lead on Voit's 13th home run of the year.

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Voit's blast was the Yankees' longest since catcher Gary Sanchez hit a 479-foot homer in Game 2 of the 2018 American League Division Series.

Outfielder Aaron Judge was the last Yankees player to hit a 470-foot home run in the regular season. Judge hit a 471-foot homer on May 23, 2018.

Voit has quickly become one of the American League's top first baseman. He went 2-for-5 in Saturday's win to give him a .266 average with 13 home runs and 37 RBIs this year.

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Voit leads AL first baseman in RBIs. He has five home runs and 12 RBIs in 20 games in May.

The Yankees moved to 33-17 with Saturday's win. New York has won six consecutive games and has a three-game lead over the Tampa Bay Rays for first place in the AL East Division.

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