"We got some two-out hits, picked up a runner at third with less than two outs and played an overall very good game," Giants manager Dusty Baker said after Saturday's 5-1 victory over the Brewers.
"It was a devil's ball," Grissom said. "The devil was all over the field today."
Aurilia also was surprised.
"When I left the batter's box, it was right at him," he said. "I don't know what happened. If I could figure out what I did right there, I'd try and do it all the time."
Marvin Benard doubled and scored on a one-out triple by Santangelo in the third inning for a 2-0 lead. The Brewers avoided further damage when catcher David Nilsson picked Benard off third with Barry Bonds batting.
Hernandez (7-11 allowed six hits and struck out eight in eight innings, retiring 11 straight batters at one point. Hernandez gave up more than one hit in only the third inning.
"Livan was outstanding," Baker said. "There were some very tough decisions out there, but when you get a quality guy like (Hernandez), it makes it easier to make those decisions."
Milwaukee scored its only run in the third when Mark Loretta singled, moved to third on Nilsson's double and scored on a groundout by Grissom.
Peterson, who lost 2-0 to Houston in his last start, allowed five hits and no walks in seven innings. He almost wasn't allowed to pitch because of a sore back.
"I was going (to pitch), no matter what," Peterson said.
The Brewers, who haven't hit a home run in 12 games, a team record, hope to break loose soon.
"It's very frustrating," manager Jim Lefebvre said. "When you get pitching like that, it's important to get some offense going. We just aren't getting it done."
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