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Belt HRs again, a night after hitting his 100th

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PHOENIX -- Many observers continue to wait for Brandon Belt to have a breakthrough season with power production. If the past 24 hours are any indication, they might not have to wait much longer.

Belt homered to lead off the second inning against Arizona ace Zack Greinke in Thursday's 3-1 loss. Combined with Belt's game-winning homer in Wednesday's 10th inning, the Giants first baseman recorded homers in back-to-back plate appearances.

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PHOENIX -- Many observers continue to wait for Brandon Belt to have a breakthrough season with power production. If the past 24 hours are any indication, they might not have to wait much longer.

Belt homered to lead off the second inning against Arizona ace Zack Greinke in Thursday's 3-1 loss. Combined with Belt's game-winning homer in Wednesday's 10th inning, the Giants first baseman recorded homers in back-to-back plate appearances.

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Belt matched a career high with 18 home runs last year despite missing the season's final 51 games with a concussion.

Belt, Evan Longoria and Joe Panik share the team lead in homers with three apiece.

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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