DJ LaMahieu moved into position to become the first player to earn undisputed batting titles in both leagues, Luke Voit hit his major league-leading 22nd homer and the New York Yankees rediscovered their power in a 11-4 win over the Miami Marlins on Saturday. LaMahieu posted his fourth four-hit game and three RBIs while raising his average to .359, passing Washington's Juan Soto (.351) for the major league lead and opening a large margin over defending AL batting champion Tim Anderson of the Chicago White Sox, who began the day in second in the AL at .337. LeMahieu won the 2016 NL batting title with a .348 average for Colorado.
Forced from the field by COVID-19, the Miami Marlins returned with enough force to reach the playoffs for the first time since their 2003 championship. An NL-worst 57-105 a year ago, they sealed the improbable berth on the field of the team that Miami CEO Derek Jeter and manager Don Mattingly once captained. It really goes back to the players believing,'' Mattingly said Friday night after a 4-3, 10-inning win over the New York Yankees.
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