Giants manager Bruce Bochy didn’t always play Brandon Belt against left-handed pitchers. He sure as heck didn’t bat him third in the lineup.

On Saturday Bochy did both. It was an obvious decision since Belt was the only guy in the lineup making loud contact.

It seems like forever since the Giants have gotten more than one hitter in a hot streak at a time. So even when Belt stayed sizzling with a ground-rule double in the sixth inning the club needed someone else to step up and complete the rally.

Hunter Pence did slapping a tiebreaking two-run double into the right field corner. The bullpen one pitch to Chris Davis aside was outstanding in four relief innings of Chad Gaudin and Sergio Romo retired the major leagues’ leading home run hitter for the final out to save a 3-2 victory Saturday at AT&T Park.

Marco Scutaro hit a tying single in the sixth and Belt who is 13 for 28 in August followed with his double that set up the winning rally.