Voit’s Monster Homer Leads Yankees To Victory In Doubleheader Opener

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Yankees radio announcer John Sterling likes to say “Voit hits one to Detroit” when the big slugger launches a home run. On Saturday, Luke Voit almost sent one to the distant state during New York’s doubleheader opener in Kansas City.

The 28-year-old blasted a go-ahead homer in the seventh inning that traveled 470 feet as the Yankees won their sixth game in a row, beating the Kansas City Royals 7-3.

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Friday night’s game was postponed because of severe thunderstorms, forcing the split twin-bill.

J.A. Happ (4-3) threw six strong innings, striking out 10. He allowed only a single hit until a familiar problem showed up in the sixth when Whit Merrifield hit a tying, three-run homer. It was the 14th homer Happ has allowed,…

Original published: 2019-05-25 17:53:39 Read the full New York City News here


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