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Brock Holt becomes first player to hit for the cycle in the postseason

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Red Sox infielder Brock Holt hit for the cycle, helping his club absolutely demolish the Yankees in Game 3 of the ALDS on Monday night. He is the first player to hit for the cycle in the postseason.

Holt singled to lead off the fourth inning, added a two-run triple later in the fourth, hit an RBI double in the eighth, and slapped a two-run home run down the right field line off of position player Austin Romine in the ninth.

Holt’s cycle is the first in baseball since… last week, when Charlie Blackmon hit for the cycle against the Nationals. He’s the first Red Sox player to hit for the cycle since Mookie Betts two months ago against the Blue Jays.

The versatile Holt had a solid regular season but doesn’t exactly strike one as a guy who’s going to light it up offensively in the playoffs. He hit .277/.362/.411 with seven homers, 46 RBI, 41 runs, and seven stolen bases in 367 plate appearances.

Red Sox shut down David Price for remainder of season

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Red Sox manager Alex Cora said that starter David Price has been shut down for the remainder of the season during Wednesday’s appearance on WEEI’s Ordway, Merloni, and Fauria.

Price, 34, missed nearly a month between August 5-31 with a wrist injury (TFCC cyst). He returned on September 1, but lasted only two innings against the Angels and hasn’t pitched since.

Price ends a disappointing 2019 season with a 4.28 ERA and a 128/32 K/BB ratio in 107 1/3 innings across 22 starts. He’ll enter the fifth year of his seven-year, $217 million contract in 2020. $96 million remains on the deal.