The Red Sox deliver an early Christmas present in 2018

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 28: Alex Cora #20 of the Boston Red Sox celebrates his team's 5-1 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game Five of the 2018 World Series at Dodger Stadium on October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 28: Alex Cora #20 of the Boston Red Sox celebrates his team's 5-1 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game Five of the 2018 World Series at Dodger Stadium on October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) /
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Holt hits a championship cycle

Brock Holt has been the longtime ultimate utility man for the Boston Red Sox. Coming to Fenway via a trade in 2012, Holt has been a constant for his managers. He can play damn near any position, hit in any spot, and get the job done. Brock is lining up to be the top choice if Dustin Pedroia runs into any setbacks in 2019.

This year was no different for Holt as he was used in any and every situation that you could think of except catching and pitching. But Brock put the bow on his present in a blowout against the Yankees in the ALDS. The Red Sox lost the night before and stormed back to remind everyone why they won 108 games this season.

With the Red Sox having the game firmly in hand, Holt was quietly working on a cycle. We see cycles in this sport what feels like every year. But this one was special, there’s never been a cycle in the postseason. So as the game plodded on and Brock kept getting hits, things started to get clear.

It started with a single, then a triple and next was a ground rule double, finally the home run. And with that bomb, Holt would go into the record books as the only player to EVER hit a cycle in the postseason. If there were any Yankee fans left in the building, they soon made their way to the exits. Brock has always been a fun player to watch whether in the field or at the plate, and this night just added to that.