For Gonzalez, a five-year veteran, it was only the 36th of his career, but his first with more than one runner on base. He hold one of baseball's bizarre records: his first 25 career longballs were each solo shots.
The very same day the Houston Astros chose infielder Alex Bregman No. 2 overall in the 2015 draft, they promoted shortstop Carlos Correa - the top pick three years earlier - to the majors to stay. So Bregman wasn't going to remain at shortstop, his position in college at LSU.
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