Yasiel Puig didn't say much in English after the game Tuesday. He's been in the United States less than a year.

As is the case with everything he's done in two days in a Dodgers uniform, what little Puig said in English seemed at once impressive and appropriate to the hype. Like this two-word sendoff to English-speaking reporters:

"Next question?"

No. Puig had answered them all, on the field and off.

In his second major-league game Puig hit two home runs and drove in five in the Dodgers' 9-7 win over the San Diego Padres.

The 22-year-old from Cuba was, in his own words, very happy - "muy contento" - a mantra he often repeats. It seems sincere.

"He's something else," Dodgers catcher Tim Federowicz said. "The intensity he brings and the way he plays the game is impressive."

Consider that Puig has already done what some baseball players will never achieve in a lifetime.

He's hit two home runs, doubled up a runner with a throw from the right-field warning track, taken three curtain calls from the top step of the dugout and trended worldwide on Twitter. Tuesday, he upstaged Hanley Ramirez's return from the disabled list and washed over a disappointing start by Ted Lilly.

Oh, and the Dodgers are 2-0 since his recall.

"It's pretty amazing," said reliever Matt Guerrier. "I think everybody was pretty excited to see what he can do."

Puig hit a three-run home run off Padres left-hander Clayton Richard to left field in the fifth inning. He came to bat against right-handed reliever Tyson Ross in the sixth inning and belted a 94-mph fastball over the right-field fence for a two-run homer.

After each homer, Puig obliged the standing ovation he received from the announced crowd of 37,544 with a wave from the top step of the Dodgers' dugout. Among them, Puig said, were his parents and 17-year-old sister.

For Puig to live up to the precedent he set in spring training, when he led the majors in batting average, would have been enough. But in two games he's already showed the potential to alter the course of the entire season.

The Dodgers (25-32) have been among baseball's worst clutch-hitting teams all season. They entered play Tuesday with a .232 batting average with runners in scoring position, 26 th in the majors.

With two swings of the bat, Puig had five RBIs - more than Luis Cruz had in his first 35 games this season. He became the first Dodger ever to have a multi-homer game within the first two games of his career, and the first since Brooklyn's Spider Jorgensen in April 1947 to have that many RBIs within his first two games.

"I'm really happy that I'm living the dream," Puig said.