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Luke Voit powers Yankees past Oakland to get back in comfortable control of top wild card spot

Luke Voit powers Yankees past Oakland to get back in comfortable control of top wild card spot

Luke Voit is not throwing away his shot. The Yankees’ breakout star of the last two weeks continued to come up big Tuesday night, crushing an eighth-inning home run off Fernando Rodney to spark the Yankees’ 5-1 win over the A’s at the Oakland Coliseum.

It was the third straight game that Voit has homered and the fifth time he has done so to give the Yankees a tie or the lead since coming over in a July trade.

“I finally got a chance,” said Voit, who the Cardinals had pretty much given up on being an everyday first baseman when they dealt him before the non-waiver deadline. “I never thought I’d be playing for the Yankees. It’s been...

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