Now he's had back-to-back three-RBI games.
In fact, the left-handed-hitter has 12 RBI in his past 13 games after having only 17 previously.
Alonso also had two doubles Wednesday afternoon against Houston. It was the seventh time this season that Alonso has had two doubles in a game -- giving him a Padres record. Coming into this season, Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn (1993) and Adrian Gonzalez (2003) shared the San Diego record with six two-double games in a season.
"it's an honor to be to be in company with those guys," Alonso said. "I knew what was going on. The guys were making a joke about it after I got the first double. I thought, 'Man, if I could put a good swing on the ball and put one into the gap or turn a base hit into a double, I could do it.' It was just a cool moment for myself."
Alonso is on a 15-for-40 (.375) run with six doubles and two homers since July 2. That stretch has raised his average 15 points to .269 -- the highest it has been since June 3.
Alonso also has eight walks for a .479 on-base percentage and a .675 slugging percentage since June 3.
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