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Soto hears 'MVP' chants at Yankee Stadium after 2-HR night

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The love affair between New York Yankees fans and star outfielder Juan Soto continued during Wednesday's game against the Seattle Mariners.

Soto blasted a pair of home runs in New York's 7-3 victory and was serenaded with "MVP" chants after the second big fly.

"I love when the Bronx gets behind our guys," Yankees manager Aaron Boone said, according to The Associated Press. "Obviously showing their appreciation for him."

Soto has 13 home runs and 40 RBIs with a .978 OPS across 195 at-bats this season. The Yankees acquired him in a blockbuster trade with the San Diego Padres last December.

"I’m enjoying every part of every part of it," Soto said. "You never know how long this (is) going to be like that, so you do try to enjoy it every second. So I just soak it all in."

Soto is expected to be the marquee free agent on the market this offseason. Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner said on multiple occasions he hopes Soto will remain a Yankees player for more than one year. However, Steinbrenner admitted Wednesday he believes New York's current $305-million payroll isn't a sustainable model.

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