SAN FRANCISCO (AP) _ Kirk Rueter pitched six strong innings and Rich Aurilia went 4-for-4 as the San Francisco Giants defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 6-4 Saturday.

The Giants rallied from a 4-0 deficit in the first inning. They have come from behind in 11 of their 19 victories this season.

Rueter (2-1) allowed four runs, only one of them earned, and four hits. He pitched at least six innings for the third consecutive start after not doing so in his first four starts.

Robb Nen pitched a scoreless ninth for his 11th save.

Ellis Burks led off the Giants sixth with a home run, tying it at 4 against Brad Woodard (2-3). Charlie Hayes singled to put San Francisco ahead and Brent Mayne added an RBI single later in the inning.

Sean Berry doubled in two runs and Bobby Hughes singled in a pair of runs as Milwaukee scored four times in the first inning. Hayes' error at third base on Mark Loretta's grounder opened the way for three unearned runs.

Rueter allowed only one hit after the first inning.

Jeff Kent drove in two runs and Armando Rios had an RBI as the Giants closed to within 4-3 with three runs in the third.

Notes: Aurilia tied a career high for hits. ... The Giants had 47 come-from-behind wins last year. ... More than 45 extra credentials were issued to Japanese media members for Hideo Nomo's 1999 debut with the Brewers on Sunday. When Nomo pitched for the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Mets, he routinely attracted over 75 members of the Japanese media. ... The Brewers have been outscored 18-2 in the sixth inning this year. ... Giants' pinch-hitters have yet to drive in a run this season and are 3-for-36. ... Milwaukee relief pitchers have not allowed an earned run in the past 17 2-3 innings. ... Brewers' Jeff Cirillo had a season-high 13-game hitting streak snapped.