"I try to stay as relaxed as possible [in late-game situations] and let my hands do the work," said Belt, who has raised his batting average to a season-high .264 entering Wednesday's game with seven hits in his last three games. "If you get tense, you take yourself out of it.
"In that [eighth] inning, it was nice. It seems like a while since we've done that."
Andrew Owens is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.