Boston's Brock Holt rides into history on game's first postseason cycle

Elena Summers
October 9, 2018

"Me watching from afar a year ago, especially in the postseason, you could kind of see that raw intensity connection that the fan base had with the players".

"I round the bases", Holt said, "and seeing everyone go nuts in the dugout was a pretty cool moment for me". All he needed was a homer to make history.

The Red Sox pounded out 18 hits, led by Brock Holt, who hit for the cycle - the first in postseason history - and drove in five runs. "I scooted up in the box a little bit", he said. "I was just trying to use their aggressiveness against them and just get some quick outs". You could definitely make the argument that Boston is lucky that it lost only one of the first two games, but that's just spilled milk.

NY is built for Yankee Stadium, where it takes advantage of the short right-field porch and hit 144 of its record 267 home runs. He singled off Severino to lead off the fourth inning - the pivotal frame that would see the Red Sox send 11 batters to the plate, score seven runs and lead to inevitable and painful scrutiny of Boone's pitching choices - then smashed a two-run triple off reliever Chad Green later the same inning.

"I think from pitch 1, we let them know that we were here", Cora said. The 2015 All-Star also doubled home a run in the eighth and finished with five RBIs. "Rick pitched that inning on Monday, so we felt like one more day is going to benefit him if we stay away from him".

"I think back to the replay of the Luke Voit play at first base, that Angel Hernandez actually got right". The only time they scored more runs in the postseason was a 23-7 win over Cleveland in 1999. The trade deadline acquisition from Tampa Bay was overpowering, carving his way through seven innings in his first postseason start.

Red Sox: 1B Mitch Moreland sat out after leaving Game 2 when he hurt his right hamstring running the bases.

Devers singled twice, stole a base, scored two runs and knocked in another.

The TBS telecast reported that Severino didn't get to the bullpen to warm up until about eight minutes before game time, and Yankees manager Aaron Boone had a severely late hook when his starter was visibly off.

"At one point of the playoffs, he was going to start, regardless if it was Game 3 or 4". These are playoff games.

"The Yankees" bullpen is one of the best in baseball.

When Boston pitcher David Price was introduced ahead of Game 3 of the ALDS, New York fans didn't hurl the typical vitriol that gets lofted toward just about every other player not donning the pinstripes.

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