The Giants have won their first six games under new manager
and are the only unbeaten team in the National League.
San Francisco, which hosts San Diego in its home opener on Monday, also won its first six games last season under
The franchise record for wins to start a season is nine, set in 1918. The Giants did set a club record for road wins to start a season and Alou had no problem with wins that came against San Diego and Milwaukee, two teams that finished in last place last season.
"If you play well you always have a shot at winning against anybody," Alou said. "We still have a ways to go. Some of the biggest tests for this club lie ahead. We didn't make the schedule it was somebody else that did it."
Things have been far different for Brewers first-year manager
. Milwaukee's 0-6 start is the worst in franchise history and it remains the league's only winless team.
"As long as we're still beating on the door, we're all right," Yost said. "I have a breaking point. That's as soon as we quit hustling and quit trying."
The Giants had little trouble with the Brewers even while fielding a lineup without many of their regulars. Alou kept
and J.T. Snow out of the starting lineup, but it did not appear to matter against the struggling Brewers.
Five different players drove in runs for the Giants, including Aurilia, who homered in the third inning off
(0-1) to make it a 2-0 game.
Rueter (1-0) continued his domination of the Brewers, allowing five hits and four walks with one strikeout to raise his career record against Milwaukee to 7-1 in 10 starts.
The first lefthanded starter to face the Brewers this season, Rueter had no problem playing with a lineup full of reserves.
"We've got outstanding veterans who have been everyday players now on the bench so we didn't lose much when they come in," Rueter said. "Once I got through the first inning and I got the lead, I calmed down, made my pitches and let my defense do the work."
allowed two hits in three scoreless innings for the save.
Franklin allowed four runs and seven hits in six innings. He walked four, including the leadoff batter in three of his first four innings.
"They got the big hits when they needed them," Franklin said. "It's not as tough as when they got
in there, but it's still pretty formidable."