Boston Red Sox second baseman Brock Holt (12) hits a pinch hit home run during the eighth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies

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Who’s swinging the lumber? Brock Holt’s pinch-hit homer lifts Red Sox over Phillies

Krystle Boyajian
August 17, 2018 - 11:11 am

The Red Sox hadn’t gotten a home run from a pinch-hitter all season, but that all changed on Tuesday night when Alex Cora called on Brock Holt to hit in place of starting pitcher Rick Porcello.

In the eighth inning, Holt hit a home run on the first pitch from Tommy Hunter. The 105-mph home run travelled 424 feet before landing in the right-field seats, breaking a 1-1 tie. The Red Sox held onto the lead and won the Tuesday night game 2-1.

Following a rough start after the All-Star break, Brock Holt is back to swinging the lumber. The game-winning homer marks the second home run that Holt has hit in the past week.


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