Yonder Alonso far ahead of 2012 HR, RBI pace

As a rookie in 2012, Padres first baseman Yonder Alonso hit his fourth homer in the season’s 92nd game on July 17 and drove in his 19th run in the season’s 81st game on July second.

He reached both those totals Friday in the Padres 29th game while going 2-for-4 with a decisive two-run homer off Wade Miley..

Alonso is on pace to hit 22 homers and drive in 106 runs this season after finishing with nine homers and 62 RBI last season.

Alonso, 25, has also hit safely in 10 of his last 12 games, hitting .341 (14-for-41) with three doubles, two homers and 11 RBI. He has reached base safely in 11 of his last 12 games.

He is also hitting .375 (18-for-48) at Petco Park this season with four doubles, two homers and 11 RBI. He has hit safely in 12 of the 13 home games he’s played.

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