Payton padded Colorado's one-run lead in the ninth with his 13th homer - a solo shot off
that gave Colorado a 9-7 lead. Payton also doubled and drove in three runs.
In the bottom of the ninth,
got the Brewers within a run with his 11th home run.
"There are always situations in the game that could go one way or another," Colorado manager
said. "We continued to say focused. The first comments that were made after the grand slam were, 'Hey, we're still on top, let's go. Play like you're on top, not like all of a sudden this is over.'"
Helton had a two-run triple in the first inning and added a two-run homer in the sixth that gave the Rockies an 8-2 lead.
"I just felt like I hadn't been swinging the bat right," Helton said. "So I might as well let it go and it worked out. We kept adding on. That was the big thing.
's home run, obviously, was huge."
The Brewers rallied with a solo shot by
in the sixth.
"(The pitch was) sort of where I wanted it, but he is a hell of a hitter," Ford said. "I've got to learn to pitch to some of those guys. (Helton) is a pure, pure hitter."
But the Brewers knotted it on Oliver's inability to find the plate in the second inning.
each singled to load the bases. He threw a five-pitch walk to
, which put the Brewers on the board.
Clayton registered the first out by lining to Oliver, who then walked Ford to plate Clark.
"Every once in a while, he had an inning where it just seems his hand is slipping off the ball or something," Hurdle said. "Take away that inning and there was one solo shot. It was a good outing."
Oliver got out of the inning when Young grounded into a double play.
"Usually when you get in trouble, you try to minimize it with a small amount of runs," Oliver said. "There is usually a point in the game where you'll get in trouble. But if you minimize it, that's the game right there."
"It obviously loosens things up a little bit," Hurdle said of Colorado's three home runs. "You do some things to get the guys who can hit home runs in your lineup to hit them."
Jenkins' grand slam was Milwaukee's second in as many days and fifth this season.
John Vander Wal
also hit a grand slam in Milwaukee's 8-6 loss to the Rockies on Friday.
"Grand slams are nice, but we've been playing catch up for most of the games," Brewers manager
said. "That gets us back in it, but we've got to nail it down. We can't be giving up any more runs."
Helms went 3-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI for the Brewers, who have lost six of seven.