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Brandon Belt takes home coveted honor after dominant week

Giants first baseman Brandon Belt is enjoying the best season of his Major League career.
Now Belt has the attention of the rest of the league.
Belt was named the National League Player of the Week Monday after leading the Giants to a 4-3 homestand and slugging five home runs over a seven-game stretch.
The 30-year-old hit .444 and notched 12 hits, eight runs and 11 RBIs and claimed his second NL Player of the Week honor. Belt previously received the recognition in August, 2013.
Earlier this week, Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford called Belt “one of the most underrated” players in the league and credited Belt with keeping the club afloat in the National League West. Belt may not be underrated for long, considering he’s entrenched in his role as the Giants cleanup hitter and ranks second in the National League in OPS, behind only Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant.
Belt’s 11 home runs are tied for fifth in the National League and are seven shy of his career-high of 18, which he posted in 2015 and again in 2017.
Through the Giants’ first 48 games, Belt leads the club in home runs, hits, extra base hits, runs scored and RBIs.

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