NEW YORK, NEW YORK - AUGUST 18: Luke Voit #59 of the New York Yankees follows through after hitting a two-run home run during the fifth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium on August 18, 2020 in the Bronx borough of New York City.
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Luke Voit is on a mission right now. The New York Yankees first baseman has four home runs in his last four games.

Where would the New York Yankees offense be without Luke Voit? He is absolutely mashing and he crushed his fourth home run in as many games in his very first at-bat on Thursday.

Voit is on a 10-game hitting streak and he’s pushed his home run total to 10. That moves him into a tie with Mike Trout for the American League lead and puts him two behind Fernando Tatis Jr. for the major-league lead.

A lot can change between now and game 60, but Voit has to be in the early conversation for MVP. He’s carrying a Yankee lineup that is without Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton, and DJ LeMahieu. Not to mention, Gleyber Torres and Gary Sanchez haven’t quite hit their stride at the plate yet.

The Tampa Bay Rays don’t go away, but Gio Urshela is trying to put them away. His two-run home run in the fifth gave the Yankees the one-run lead heading into the sixth.

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