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Belt's big August eclipsed by McCutchen

Belt's big August eclipsed by McCutchen

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Belt's big August eclipsed by McCutchen

PHOENIX -- Giants first baseman Brandon Belt recorded impressive statistics in August, including a .350 batting average and a National League-leading 23 runs scored.

That might not be enough to garner Belt enough votes to win the league's Player of the Month distinction, however.

A leading candidate for that honor is Pittsburgh's Andrew McCutchen, who compiled a .384 batting average, an NL-best .483 on-base percentage and a .535 slugging percentage.

Belt did collect 15 extra-base hits during August, tied for third in the league, to McCutchen's nine. Belt also posted a .630 slugging percentage, exceeding McCutchen's figure.

Chris Haft is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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