Brandon Belt

Brandon Belt. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Giants first baseman Brandon Belt returns to lineup after wrist injury

AT&T PARK — San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt is back…

Brandon Belt. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Giants fans cheer at AT&T Park on Wednesday, when the team beat the Cleveland Indians, 5-4. (Sarahbeth Maney/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Giants return to the blueprint, beat Indians again

AT&T PARK — Solid defense, timely hitting and reliable pitching. It’s been…

Giants fans cheer at AT&T Park on Wednesday, when the team beat the Cleveland Indians, 5-4. (Sarahbeth Maney/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Jae-gyun Hwang (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Giants start Jae-Gyun Hwang at first base as Brandon Belt’s wrist pain persists

AT&T PARK — San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt will miss his…

Jae-gyun Hwang (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants left fielder Brandon Belt, seen here on April 27, returned to AT&T Park on Monday after an appendectomy on Friday night. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Giants win first series of season on backs of Samardzija, Belt, Okert

The San Francisco Giants closed out their first set of games at Dodger…

San Francisco Giants left fielder Brandon Belt, seen here on April 27, returned to AT&T Park on Monday after an appendectomy on Friday night. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants second baseman Joe Panik (12) rounds second base on a walk off double to bring in shortstop Brandon Crawford (35) in the 13th inning against the Chicago Cubs during Game 3 of the NLDS at AT&T Park in San Francisco on Monday. The San Francisco Giants beat the Chicago Cubs 6-5. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

‘It is a part of our DNA’: Giants win 10th-straight elimination game

AT&T PARK — Five-hours-and-five minutes after the first pitch on Monday evening,…

San Francisco Giants second baseman Joe Panik (12) rounds second base on a walk off double to bring in shortstop Brandon Crawford (35) in the 13th inning against the Chicago Cubs during Game 3 of the NLDS at AT&T Park in San Francisco on Monday. The San Francisco Giants beat the Chicago Cubs 6-5. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt (9) waits in the batter's box for a pitch against the Colorado Rockies at AT&T Park  on September 27. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Belt stays in second spot and Panik returns to lineup vs. Kershaw

AT&T PARK — Even with Clayton Kershaw on the mound, Bruce Bochy is sticking…

San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt (9) waits in the batter's box for a pitch against the Colorado Rockies at AT&T Park  on September 27. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Madison Bumgarner, seen here on Sept. 14, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Bumgarner sparks rally, shuts down Dodgers

AT&T PARK — As Madison Bumgarner coasted into second base, he pumped his fist…

Madison Bumgarner, seen here on Sept. 14, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Matt Moore was dominant over 7.2 innings on Tuesday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Moore deals, Giants batter Rockies starter

AT&T PARK — As Bruce Bochy took his seat on the stage to…

Matt Moore was dominant over 7.2 innings on Tuesday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Santiago Casilla, seen here Aug. 31, blew another save opportunity on Saturday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Ninth inning sinks Giants again

The boos began to rain down as soon as Bruce Bochy emerged…

Santiago Casilla, seen here Aug. 31, blew another save opportunity on Saturday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Johnny Cueto kept the Giants in the playoff race on Thursday. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Complete-game Cueto returns in crucial win over Cards

AT&T PARK — Some days are better than others to show up late…

Johnny Cueto kept the Giants in the playoff race on Thursday. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Giants starter Matt Moore, seen here on Aug 4., was one out short of a no-hitter on Thursday against the Dodgers. (Yong Kim/Philadelphia Daily News/TNS)

Matt Moore flirts with no-no, beats LA

The San Francisco Giants entered Thursday’s series finale with the Los Angeles…

Giants starter Matt Moore, seen here on Aug 4., was one out short of a no-hitter on Thursday against the Dodgers. (Yong Kim/Philadelphia Daily News/TNS)
Joe Panik, seen here on Friday, emerged from his post-concussion slump on Saturday against the Baltimore Orioles. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Hitters back up Bumgarner with timely hitting

AT&T PARK — After the San Francisco Giants managed only five hits in…

Joe Panik, seen here on Friday, emerged from his post-concussion slump on Saturday against the Baltimore Orioles. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Matt Cain earned his 100th win as a Giant on Sunday against the Washington Nationals. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Matt Cain wins 100th as Giant, bullpen shuts down Nats

AT&T PARK — The San Francisco Giants believe they’ve turned the corner…

Matt Cain earned his 100th win as a Giant on Sunday against the Washington Nationals. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
While New York Yankees pitcher Chad Green, left, watches, Didi Gregorius, center, and Starlin Castro celebrate after a double play during the eighth inning of the baseball game against the San Francisco Giants at Yankee Stadium, Sunday, July 24, 2016 in New York. The Yankees won 5-2. (Seth Wenig/AP)

Road skid: Giants lose 5-2 to Yanks, finish 1-7 road trip

NEW YORK — The San Francisco Giants headed into the All-Star break…

While New York Yankees pitcher Chad Green, left, watches, Didi Gregorius, center, and Starlin Castro celebrate after a double play during the eighth inning of the baseball game against the San Francisco Giants at Yankee Stadium, Sunday, July 24, 2016 in New York. The Yankees won 5-2. (Seth Wenig/AP)
Johnny Cueto struggled when facing his old Kansas City Royal teammates in the All-Star Game on Tuesday in San Diego. (Jae C. Hong/AP)

Cueto surrenders fateful home runs in All-Star Game start

The American League will have homefield advantage in the World Series after…

Johnny Cueto struggled when facing his old Kansas City Royal teammates in the All-Star Game on Tuesday in San Diego. (Jae C. Hong/AP)
Brandon Crawford, left, and Brandon Belt may get a lot of love locally, but nationally, their profiles are low. (AP file photos)

The fate of the Brandons

Brandon Crawford was not thrilled. As the shortstop stood in front of…

Brandon Crawford, left, and Brandon Belt may get a lot of love locally, but nationally, their profiles are low. (AP file photos)
Brandon Belt loves Shania Twain and Canada. It isn't mutual. (Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP); (Twitter)

Brandon Belt: Loved by SF, hated by Canada

Giants first baseman Brandon Belt won the MLB Final Vote contest to…

Brandon Belt loves Shania Twain and Canada. It isn't mutual. (Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP); (Twitter)
Everybody has been having fun this year as the Giants cruise to a considerable division lead at the midpoint of the season. (Ben Margot/AP)

Giants heading into All Star-Break in firm control of division

Sitting in the home dugout at AT&T Park, with a herd of…

Everybody has been having fun this year as the Giants cruise to a considerable division lead at the midpoint of the season. (Ben Margot/AP)
San Francisco Giants pitcher Johnny Cueto works against the Colorado Rockies in the first inning Wednesday in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Cueto quiets Colorado with complete game

AT&T PARK — As Bruce Bochy sat on the stage during his…

San Francisco Giants pitcher Johnny Cueto works against the Colorado Rockies in the first inning Wednesday in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Brandon Belt and Buster Posey, as well as Brandon Crawford (not pictured) should all start in the All Star Game this July but it's unlikely they will. (Chris O'Meara/AP)

Several Giants deserve to start All-Star Game, probably won’t

The San Francisco Giants have the third-best record in baseball, but that…

Brandon Belt and Buster Posey, as well as Brandon Crawford (not pictured) should all start in the All Star Game this July but it's unlikely they will. (Chris O'Meara/AP)