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Mets’ Alfonso Hits Three Homers

August 31, 1999

HOUSTON (AP) _ Edgardo Alfonzo hit three homers for the New York Mets on Monday night against the Houston Astros.

Alfonzo became the sixth Mets player to accomplish the feat _ all on the road _ with a solo homer off Shane Reynolds in the first, a two-run shot off Brian Williams in the fourth and a leadoff homer in the sixth off Sean Bergman.

The second baseman also singled and scored a run in the second.

Alfonzo’s 23 home runs are a Mets record for a second baseman in a season, surpassing Jeff Kent who hit 21 in 1993.

Gary Carter was the last Mets player to homer three times in a game when he did it at San Diego on Sept. 3, 1985.

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