Brock Holt turned the primary participant in main league historical past to hit for the cycle in a postseason recreation within the Boston Pink Sox’s 16-1 rout of the New York Yankees within the American League Division Collection on Monday night time.
Holt capped his momentous day with a ninth-inning dwelling run off of Austin Romine, a place participant who was on the Yankee Stadium mound for mop-up obligation.
After grounding out in his first at-bat, Holt singled to open the fourth, then hit a two-run triple later within the inning because the Pink Sox broke the sport open.
Holt added a ground-rule RBI double within the eighth inning. He completed Four-for-6 with 5 RBIs.
“Tonight’s an evening I will keep in mind for a very long time,” Maintain mentioned on TBS after the sport.
It was the second time Holt has hit for the cycle in his profession — he additionally did it June 16, 2015, in opposition to the Braves.
Romine turned solely the second pure place participant to pitch in a postseason recreation — not counting two-way gamers like Rick Ankiel and Babe Ruth — after Cliff Pennington took the mound for the Blue Jays in opposition to the Royals in AL Championship Collection Sport Four in 2015.
The 15-run margin is the most important victory by a street workforce in postseason historical past, the most important loss for the Yankees within the playoffs, and the second-largest playoff win for Boston, which additionally holds the report with a 23-7 victory over Cleveland in Sport Four of the 1999 ALDS.
The Yankees’ 16 runs allowed are essentially the most the workforce has ever given up in 396 postseason video games.