If you turned off the absolute blowout in Game 3 of the ALDS series between the Yanks and Red Sox last night, well, you missed history.
And that would be when Boston’s Brock Holt put the finishing touch on Boston’s blowout by etching his name in the record book when—of all people—the part-time utility player became the first player to hit for the cycle in a postseason game as the Red Sox routed the Yankees 16-1 last night to grab a 2-1 lead in their best-of-five AL Division Series.
“It was a fun night. We were clicking on all cylinders,” said Holt, unaware of his achievement until told by a television reporter right after the game. “Tonight’s a night I’ll remember for a long time.”
Andrew Benintendi lined a three-run double and Holt tripled home two more in a seven-run fourth inning that quickly turned the latest playoff matchup between these longtime rivals into a laugher. Handed a big early lead,
Nathan Eovaldi shut down his former team during New York’s most lopsided defeat in 396 postseason games.