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Brock Holt first to hit for cycle in postseason as Red Sox rout Yankees

ESPN.com | Updated: 2018-10-09 11:40:21

Brock Holt became the first player in major league history to hit for the cycle in a postseason game in the Red Sox's 16-1 rout of the Yankees on Monday night.

Holt capped his momentous day with a ninth-inning home run off of Austin Romine, a position player who was on the mound for mop-up duty.

After grounding out in his first at-bat, Holt singled to open the fourth, then hit a two-run triple later in the inning as the Red Sox broke the game open.

Holt added a ground-rule RBI double in the eighth inning. He finished 4-for-6 with 5 RBI.

"Tonight's a night I'll remember for a long time," Hold said on TBS after the game.

It was the second time Holt has hit for the cycle in his career -- he also did it on June 16, 2015, against the Baaves.

Romine became only the second pure position player to pitch in a postseason game -- not counting two-way players like Rick Ankiel and Babe Ruth -- after Cliff Pennington took the mound for the Blue Jays against the Royals in ALCS Game 4 in 2015.

The 15-run margin is the largest win by a road team in postseason history, the largest loss for the Yankees in the playoffs, and the second largest win for Boston, which also holds the record with a 23-7 win over Cleveland in Game 4 of the 1999 ALDS.

The Yankees' 16 runs allowed are the most the team has ever given up in 396 postseason games.

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