Houston Astro's rookie thug Yordan Alvarez celebrated a 1-1 win against the Oakland A's on Monday night, becoming the first player to have had 35 RBIs in his first 30 career games since the runs began official statistics in 1920.
Alvarez, 22, overtook Albert Pujols, who had 34 in his first 30 games at the St. Louis Cardinals in 2001.
"I was very happy and very grateful (about the recording), something that I just learned when I arrived here at the clubhouse," Alvarez said through an interpreter.
"Especially with (Pujols) it is an honor and a privilege." When we were in Anaheim, I talked to him and he gave me lots of advice and information to help me. " The left-hander from Cuba now beats 34 homers with 11 homers and 35 RBIs since he made his main league debut with the Astros on June 9th. At that time he tore the Pacific Coast League with 23 home runs and 71 RBIs in 56 games.
Astros General Director Jeff Luhnow went to Twitter to praise Alvarez.
Cuban power !!! Jordan, Julien, Aledmy! 🇨🇺
– Jeff Luhnow (@jluhnow) July 23, 2019
Alvarez was one of three Cuban born Astros players – along with Yuli Gurriel and Aledmys Diaz – Homer at the 11-1 Truncing of the A & # 39; s Monday night. This had only happened once in MLB history when Jose Abreu, Alexei Ramírez and Dayan Viciedo did it for White Sox in 2014.