Brandon Belt of the San Francisco Giants hits an RBI single driving in Pablo Sandoval in the second inning against the Oakland Athletics. (PHOTO: Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - The Giants made a mechanical adjustment to Brandon Belt's swing in May.
He's now playing the best baseball of his brief two-year career.
After providing the game-tying two-run double that sparked a four-run top of the ninth inning in the Giants' victory Friday, Belt was again the offensive catalyst in a 9-8 triumph over Oakland in the middle installment of the three- game Bay Bridge Series on Saturday.
The 24-year-old Belt capped a four-run sixth frame with a go-ahead two-run homer for the Giants, who recorded their 16th come-from-behind win of the season and second in as many nights. He tallied two hits and three RBI in all, extending his career-long hitting streak to 11 games.
Oakland made things extremely interesting in the ninth, pushing across four, but Clay Hensley induced a game-ending pop up off the bat of Jemile Weeks with the bases loaded, notching his second save of the year.
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