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Belt Powers Giants to Win Over Dodgers

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    Brandon Belt hit a tiebreaking two-run double in the seventh inning in his first game back in the majors and the San Francisco Giants finally gave Madison Bumgarner some run support at home while beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3 on Tuesday night.

    Belt, called up from Triple-A Fresno earlier in the day to give slumping first baseman Aubrey Huff a rest, homered in his first at-bat. He was retired his next two trips to the plate, then lined a bases-loaded double down the left-field line off reliever Hong-Chih Kuo.

    Rafael Furcal singled in two runs for the Dodgers, who led early but couldn't score over the final six innings and lost their sixth consecutive game to San Francisco.

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