Nearly two months ago, Hudson native Brandon Belt led the San Francisco Giants in homers and RBI's, then he was sidelined for 50 games thanks to a broken thumb that he suffered while getting hit by a pitch. 

Friday, July 4th marked the return of Belt to the big leagues, but the fireworks didn't come until the 5th.  Brandon Belt broke at 3-3 10th inning tie with the San Diego Padres with a 2-run blast which propelled San Francisco to a 5-3 win.  The victory moved the Giants to a half game behind the division leading Dodgers.