Helms, who recorded his third career multi-homer game, hit the second of back-to-back homers with
John Vander Wal
in the fourth inning, then added a three-run blast in the sixth.
Helms had a pair of two-homer games as a member of the
in 2001, once on May 20, 2001 against San Francisco and again on August 4 against the Brewers. His five RBI were two shy of his career best.
"It took me a while to get comfortable playing every day," Helms said. "It was mainly just seeing pitches at the plate. Playing and playing and playing will do that."
"Wes has progressively, from the beginning of the season on, gotten better and better and better," Milwaukee manager
said. "If you would get here early and see (hitting coach)
and Wes working in the cage every day to get better, you would see the improvement."
Vander Wal hit his seventh homer, scored twice and drove in two runs.
(4-5) earned his first win in six starts. He allowed a run and five hits in seven innings, walked three and struck out two.
"When Wayne gets in trouble, he's behind the hitters," Brewers catcher
said. "He was attacking the hitters today like he's done when he's had success. The big thing is that he put up zeros after we scored."