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Instant Replay: Bittersweet win for Giants
Brandon Belt had four hits as the Giants dominated the Nationals 8-0, but Ryan Vogelsong's night ended early after being hit by a pitch.
Giants lineup: After day off, Belt back in six spot
Giants GM Brian Sabean recently said Brandon Belt should be the team's bona fide six hitter. The lefty is hitting in that spot tonight.
Extra Baggs: Giants generate more two-strike synergy, etc.
Brandon Belt credited synergy for the Giants' comeback win. But if you look close enough, you'll see these consistent wins are made mostly of two-out, two-strike hits.
Extra Baggs: Sabean evaluates Giants, wants a No. 6 hitter to step up
When asked to evaluate his team, Brian Sabean said that the Giants need a No. 6 hitter to step up, and Brandon Belt will continue to get every chance to establish himself there.
Giants lineup: Belt up to sixth
Matt Cain and the Giants face Tim Hudson tonight in Game 2 against the Braves Friday, and Brandon Belt will occupy the sixth spot.
Giants lineup: Pagan leading off, Belt back in No. 8 spot
Angel Pagan is healthy enough to return to his usual spot atop the Giants' lineup, while Brandon Belt is back in the No. 8 spot to open a four-game series against the Braves.
Giants lineup: Pagan returns, Belt bumped up
Behind a Tim Lincecum-Buster Posey battery, manager Bruce Bochy is getting Angel Pagan back and bumping up Brandon Belt .
UPDATE: Dodgers scratch Gonzalez with neck stiffness again
Brandon Crawford is back in the lineup after his first off-day of the season Friday, while Brandon Belt is batting eighth for the fifth straight game.
Giants notes: Belt's bat coming around
Brandon Belt is beginning to find his batting stroke, not that you would know it by his position in the Giants' batting order.
Brandon Belt : 'We believe somebody's going to do it'
The Giants just keep turning lead to gold in the late innings. And after Brandon Belt hit the mother lode Wednesday night, he told Insider Andrew Baggarly that it comes down to synergy.