Yordan Alvarez had two RBIs on Monday, making him the first player in Major League history to have 35 RBIs in his first 30 career games.

Alvarez, 22, passed Albert Pujols, who had 34 RBIs in his first 30 games with the St. Louis Cardinals (2001).

"I was very happy and very grateful [about the record], something I just found out about when I got here to the clubhouse," Alvarez said through an interpreter.

"Especially with [Pujols], it's an honor and a privilege. When we were in Anaheim, I spoke with him, and he gave me a lot of advice, a lot of information to help me out."

The left-handed slugger from Cuba is hitting .342 with 11 home runs and 35 RBIs since he made his debut with the Houston Astros on June 9.