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Belt stays hot with 5th blast in last 6 games

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SAN FRANCISCO -- The Giants have homered in eight consecutive games. They've derived more than half of their runs -- 45 of 78, or 58 percent -- from the long ball.

Much of this can be attributed to first baseman Brandon Belt, who hiked his team-leading home run total to six with a third-inning, two-run smash off Washington's Tanner Roark in the Giants' 4-3 triumph Tuesday night at AT&T Park.

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SAN FRANCISCO -- The Giants have homered in eight consecutive games. They've derived more than half of their runs -- 45 of 78, or 58 percent -- from the long ball.

Much of this can be attributed to first baseman Brandon Belt, who hiked his team-leading home run total to six with a third-inning, two-run smash off Washington's Tanner Roark in the Giants' 4-3 triumph Tuesday night at AT&T Park.

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"Without his home run, mine means nothing," said Mac Williamson, whose sixth-inning homer provided the winning margin for San Francisco.

Video: WSH@SF: Williamson belts a solo home run to center

Belt's big drive ended his homerless spell at exactly one game. He homered in four consecutive games from April 19-22. A left-handed batter, Belt has hit each of his homers off right-handed pitchers.

Prone to streaks, Belt has batted .360 (9-for-25) during a seven-game hitting streak. He has five homers and eight RBIs in that stretch.

Chris Haft has covered the Giants since 2005, and for MLB.com since 2007. Follow him on Twitter at @sfgiantsbeat and listen to his podcast.

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