Brandon Belt earns NL Player of the Week honors


HOUSTON -- Another homer-filled stretch earned some national recognition for Brandon Belt.

The first baseman was named the National League's Player of the Week after hitting five homers in seven games. Belt had a .444/.500/.1.074 slash line, eight runs and 11 RBI. He led the NL in homers, runs and total bases (29).

Belt also won the award in August of 2013. He's the first Giant to do it since Jeff Samardzija in September of 2017.

Through the season's first two months, Belt has been the best first baseman in the National League. He looks headed for an All-Star appearance, and at the moment is an MVP candidate for a team that's .500 despite a slew of injuries. 

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