Brock Holt hit for the cycle Tuesday against the Braves

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Red Sox utilityman Brock Holt doubled in the first inning, singled in the fifth inning, slugged a solo shot in the seventh inning, and then ripped an RBI triple in the bottom of the eighth inning Tuesday in Boston’s 9-4 rout of the visiting Atlanta Braves. A cycle.

Holt is the first Red Sox player to hit for the cycle since John Valentin did it on June 6, 1996. And he’s the first player to hit for the cycle against the Braves since Keith Hernandez did so on July 4, 1985.

Holt was leading off and starting at second base for the Red Sox on Tuesday afternoon at Fenway Park. The 27-year-old has appeared at seven different positions this season while batting .309/.400/.454 with 15 RBI and 20 runs scored in 176 plate appearances.

Brock Holt’s wife Lakyn seemed pleased with Tuesday’s effort

Red Sox hire Jerry Narron as bench coach

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The Red Sox announced that Jerry Narron will be the team’s bench coach this year.

Narron will join interim manager Ron Roenicke in the dugout to lead Boston’s coaching staff. The two previously worked together in the same roles from 2011 to 2015, during Roenicke’s tenure as manager of the Milwaukee Brewers. Narron most recently spent the last three years as the bench coach for the Diamondbacks. He also has managerial experience with both the Rangers (2001-2002) and Reds (2005-2007).

The Mets reportedly considered hiring Narron this winter as a possible bench coach for then-manager Carlos Beltran, before ultimately going with Hensley Meulens.

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