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MILWAUKEE -- Kirk Rueter probably earned another start thanks to his teammates' efforts in a comeback win.

Pinch-hitter Ray Durham doubled in the go-ahead runs in San Francisco's five-run eighth inning and the Giants rallied for a 7-6 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night.

While Jeff Fassero (2-6) pitched the seventh for the win, his first since May 21, the rally kept Rueter from being tagged with a loss that would have dropped his record to 2-8.

Rueter was demoted to the bullpen almost four weeks ago, and didn't like it. He said Tuesday that if he couldn't pitch every five days, he would prefer to be traded.

After the Giants won their 11th consecutive game at Miller Park, Rueter had a different tone.

"I want to stay, I don't want to go," he said after allowing five runs and seven hits with two walks in 3 2/3 innings. "I'm just thankful the guys came back tonight and bailed me out of my fourth inning by having their own five-run (inning) in the eighth."

Giants manager Felipe Alou said that barring a trade, Rueter will get the ball again.

"If we stay the way we are, he'll get another start," Alou said. "He's in the rotation."

Rueter retired the first two batters in the fourth, but the next seven Brewers pushed across five runs on five hits and two walks for a 5-2 lead.

Carlos Lee's 25th homer on a 3-2 pitch from Rueter started Milwaukee's five-run fourth that ended the team's streak of 22 2/3 innings without a run. Geoff Jenkins doubled and scored on Damian Miller's single. Hall, who had three hits, drove in Miller with a double before two walks and a wild pitch set up Brady Clark's two-run single. Kevin Correia took over and struck out Rickie Weeks to end the inning.

"We definitely put together a nice streak with two outs," Milwaukee manager Ned Yost said.

But the bullpen couldn't protect the lead.

Milwaukee reliever Matt Wise (4-3) took the loss after failing to hold a three-run edge.

With the Giants trailing 5-2 in the eighth, Moises Alou walked with one out. Pedro Feliz then hit a two-run homer, his 17th.

"It kind of fell apart from there," Yost said.

After Feliz's homer, Deivi Cruz walked and went to third on Marquis Grissom's single.

Julio Santana took over and struck out Mike Matheny before Durham hit the first pitch to center field. Clark raced back but couldn't hold onto the ball and it rolled to the warning track for a two-run double that made it 6-5.

"Brady Clark made a great effort to catch that ball," Santana said. "It was inches away from winning the game."

Omar Vizquel doubled home Durham, who is limited to pinch-hitting this week while resting a strained right groin and abdomen.

"They couldn't get the last out in the eighth and I couldn't get the last out in the fourth," Rueter said.

LaTroy Hawkins started the eighth for San Francisco and struck out the first two batters. Bill Hall singled and went to third when Hawkins overthrew first base on J.J. Hardy's grounder in front of the mound. Scott Eyre retired pinch-hitter Wes Helms to end the threat.

"It finally feels like we're playing like a team," said Tyler Walker, who gave up a solo homer to Clark in the ninth but earned his 18th save.

Milwaukee starter Doug Davis gave up a two-run homer to Alou, his 13th, in the first. It was Alou's first homer since connecting off Oakland's Dan Haren on June 25, a span of 83 at-bats.

Davis allowed four hits and walked four in 6 2/3 innings.

Notes

  • Weeks, a rookie 2B, was given Thursday night off because of a 1-for-11 slump. He was 0-for-5 Friday night.
  • Rueter has had just two losing seasons (1996, 2004) in 13 years as a starter in the majors.
  • Davis has six consecutive no-decisions in pursuit of his 10th victory.
  • The Brewers released RHP Ricky Bottalico. The team designated him for assignment earlier this week.
 
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Players of the Game
Milwaukee

B. Clark
AB 5
R 1
H 2
HR 1
RBI 3
San Francisco

P. Feliz
AB 3
R 1
H 1
HR 1
RBI 2
 
San Francisco Giants
Omar Vizquel, SS5021000 .294
Edgardo Alfonzo, 3B4000003 .296
    Jeff Fassero, P0000000 .000
   a- Michael Tucker, PH-RF1000001 .263
Lance Niekro, 1B4100120 .281
    Tyler Walker, P0000000 .000
Moises Alou, RF-LF4222110 .331
Pedro Feliz, LF-3B3112200 .272
Deivi Cruz, 2B3100101 .274
Marquis Grissom, CF4110002 .209
Mike Matheny, C4000032 .253
Kirk Rueter, P1000000 .167
    Kevin Correia, P0000100 .000
   b- Jason Ellison, PH-RF1010000 .279
   c- Ray Durham, PH1112000 .300
    LaTroy Hawkins, P0000000 .000
    Scott Eyre, P0000000 .000
    J.T. Snow, 1B0000000 .272
Totals35787669 
a-popped out for Fassero in the 8th
b-singled for Correia in the 7th
c-doubled for Ellison in the 8th
Batting
2B - Omar Vizquel (22, Santana), Moises Alou (15, Davis), Ray Durham (22, Santana)
HR - Moises Alou (13, Davis), Pedro Feliz (17, Wise)
RBI - Omar Vizquel (34), Moises Alou 2 (43), Pedro Feliz 2 (62), Ray Durham 2 (37)
2-OUT RBI - Omar Vizquel (12), Moises Alou 2 (23), Ray Durham 2 (16)
SB - Omar Vizquel (18, 2nd base off Wise/D. Miller)
Team LOB - 7
Fielding
DP - Rueter-Niekro
E - LaTroy Hawkins (2, Wild throw)
San Francisco Giants
Kirk Rueter 3.2755211 5.95
Kevin Correia 2.1200030 5.56
Jeff Fassero (W,2-6) 1000010 4.38
LaTroy Hawkins (H,8) 0.2200020 4.54
Scott Eyre (H,19) 0.1000000 2.40
Tyler Walker (S,18) 1111011 4.37
IBB - Hardy by Kirk Rueter
WP - Kirk Rueter (3)
Pitches-Strikes - Kirk Rueter 75-41, Kevin Correia 34-22, Jeff Fassero 19-13, LaTroy Hawkins 17-13, Scott Eyre 6-4, Tyler Walker 10-9
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Kirk Rueter 4-5, Jeff Fassero 2-0, Tyler Walker 1-1
Batters Faced - Kirk Rueter 19, Kevin Correia 9, Jeff Fassero 3, LaTroy Hawkins 4, Scott Eyre 1, Tyler Walker 4
Milwaukee Brewers
Brady Clark, CF5123012 .319
Rickie Weeks, 2B5000012 .250
Lyle Overbay, 1B5010010 .287
Carlos Lee, LF5111021 .265
Geoff Jenkins, RF4120010 .280
Damian Miller, C4111011 .267
Bill Hall, 3B-SS4131000 .272
J.J. Hardy, SS3110101 .213
    Trent Durrington, PR0000000 .429
    Justin Lehr, P0000000 .000
Doug Davis, P2010111 .149
    Matt Wise, P00000001.000
    Julio Santana, P0000000 .000
    Dana Eveland, P0000000 .000
   a- Russell Branyan, PH0000000 .275
   b- Wes Helms, PH-3B1000002 .275
Totals3861262810 
a-announced for Eveland in the 8th
b-flied out for Branyan in the 8th
Batting
2B - Lyle Overbay (22, Rueter), Geoff Jenkins (24, Rueter), Bill Hall (23, Rueter)
3B - Geoff Jenkins (1, Correia)
HR - Brady Clark (9, T. Walker), Carlos Lee (25, Rueter)
RBI - Brady Clark 3 (38), Carlos Lee (85), Damian Miller (25), Bill Hall (44)
2-OUT RBI - Brady Clark 2 (19), Carlos Lee (36), Damian Miller (9), Bill Hall (13)
Team LOB - 7
Milwaukee Brewers
Doug Davis 6.2422431 4.01
Matt Wise (H,8; L,4-3) 0.2244211 3.33
Julio Santana (BS,3) 0.1211010 4.29
Dana Eveland 0.1000000 3.24
Justin Lehr 1000010 1.80
Pitches-Strikes - Doug Davis 111-71, Matt Wise 34-19, Julio Santana 12-10, Dana Eveland 3-2, Justin Lehr 13-9
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Doug Davis 10-7
Batters Faced - Doug Davis 28, Matt Wise 6, Julio Santana 3, Dana Eveland 1, Justin Lehr 3
Game Information
Attendance - 28652
Game Time - 3:12
Temperature - 69
Umpires - Home - Jerry Meals, First Base - Hunter Wendelstedt, Second Base - Mike Winters, Third Base - Bruce Froemming