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Belt blasts first career Spring Training homer

Belt blasts first career Spring Training homer

Belt blasts first career Spring Training homer
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Highly touted prospect Brandon Belt was a late add to the lineup against the Brewers on Friday, and the move certainly paid off for the Giants.

Serving as the designated hitter, Belt crushed his first career Spring Training home run off Brewers right-hander Tim Dillard in the first inning of Friday's 7-2 win over the Brewers. His two-run shot gave the Giants their fifth run of the frame.

"It was definitely nice to get that home run, because it puts you at ease," Belt said. "It's just exciting to get that first home run out here this year, and hopefully I can stay with that approach and get some more."

It's been an impressive spring for Belt, who was ranked No. 26 on MLB.com's list of top 50 prospects after hitting .352 with 23 homers in the Minors last season. The 22-year-old first baseman is batting .375 with two doubles, one home run and six RBIs after going 2-for-4.

"He's been doing a great job," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. "He'll back in there tomorrow."

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