READING, Pa. — Bryce Brentz would like to join Adrian Gonzalez and Will Middlebrooks at Fenway Park one day.

For now he’s happy to share space with them in the Portland Sea Dogs’ record books.

One day after matching the club record with five hits in a game, Brentz had three more hits Monday, including an RBI single, to lead the Sea Dogs to a 2-1 victory over the Reading Phillies on a soggy night at FirstEnergy Stadium.

Brentz had a pair of singles and a double his first three at-bats, giving him eight straight hits and pushing his batting average to .296 — more than 100 points higher than it was a month ago.

He’s done that by batting .474 this month.

“Baseball is full of ups and downs,” said Brentz, whose streak ended when he struck out in the ninth.

“You just try to stay on an even keel. When the good times are rolling just ride the wave and let it go.”

Brentz followed Oscar Tejeda’s two-out double in the fourth with an RBI single up the middle to give the Sea Dogs a 2-0 lead.

The Dogs had taken a 1-0 lead an inning earlier when Derrik Gibson scored from third on Jeremy Hazelbaker’s double-play grounder.

Chris Martin (3-3) and relievers Aaron Kurcz and Josh Fields took it from there, limiting the Eastern League’s top hitting team to just one run.

Martin, starting on short rest to replace Stolmy Pimentel, worked five innings, allowing four hits and a run.

Pimentel was placed on the disabled list Monday with a blister on his right index finger.

“All of our pitchers were aggressive to the zone, and we limited our walks, and the defense took care of the ball behind them,” said Sea Dogs Manager Kevin Boles.

Martin earned the Sea Dogs’ only other win over Reading this season in a 9-1 victory April 28 at Hadlock Field.

Reading had won 6 of 7 in the series before Monday.

Brentz was batting .195 on April 24.

He has worked hard in recent weeks with batting coach Dave Joppie to be more selective at the plate.

“Even before tacking on a hundred points, I was putting together good at-bats, I just wasn’t getting anything to fall for me,” Brentz said.

“(I’ve) been trusting my ability, trusting my plan at the plate and going from there, and it’s been good.”

Brentz learned from his mom, who was listening to the game, that he had become just the 11th player in Sea Dogs history to collect five hits in a game.

He joins David Murphy, Luis Castillo, Gonzalez and Middlebrooks, who did it last year.

“That’s some good company,” Brentz said.