WATCH: Brock Holt clubs go-ahead solo homer to lead off 9th inning vs. Padres

Jacob Camenker
NBC Sports Boston

The Boston Red Sox found themselves in a tough spot late in their game against the San Diego Padres. After holding a 4-0 lead early in the game, the Padres gradually chipped away at the lead before tying the game at 4-4 in the seventh inning.

Heading into the ninth inning, the Sox found themselves still a tie game with one more chance to score before entering potential walk-off territory. And given that their bullpen had been in action for a good chunk of the night, they were running out of time to get on the board.

Luckily for them, Brock Holt delivered.

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Holt was the first batter of the ninth inning for the Red Sox and he made his at-bat count. Holt was able to get ahold of the first pitch he saw and put it over the fence for the go-ahead solo homer. Here's a look at the blast via the Red Sox official Twitter account.

The homer was only Holt's third of the season, but it couldn't have come at a better time. Now, it will fall on Brandon Workman's shoulders to finish off the Padres and ensure that the Red Sox can notch their 70th win of the season.

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WATCH: Brock Holt clubs go-ahead solo homer to lead off 9th inning vs. Padres originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston

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