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MLB: Florida 7, Chicago Cubs 5

CHICAGO, July 17 (UPI) -- Greg Dobbs forced in the go-ahead run with an eighth-inning, bases-loaded walk Sunday and the Florida Marlins posted a 7-5 win over the Chicago Cubs.

MLB: Florida 6, Atlanta 5

ATLANTA, April 14 (UPI) -- John Buck put Florida ahead with an RBI single in the seventh inning Thursday and the Marlins hung on for a 6-5 victory over Atlanta.

MLB: Florida 5, Pittsburgh 2

MIAMI, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Dan Uggla smacked a two-run homer, driving in a total of three runs, and the Florida Marlins downed Pittsburgh 5-2 Sunday in both teams' season finales.

MLB: Florida 7, New York Mets 5

MIAMI, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Wes Helms keyed a five-run first with a two-run double Wednesday and Florida held on to defeat the New York Mets 7-5.

MLB: Florida 16, Washington 10

MIAMI, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Wes Helms had five RBI Wednesday in helping Florida outslug Washington 16-10 in a wild game that featured a brawl that emptied both benches in the sixth.

MLB: Florida 6, Houston 3

MIAMI, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Wes Helms's sixth-inning triple drove in the go-ahead run Saturday and the Florida Marlins went on to best Houston 6-3.

Marlins' Coghlan likely out for season

MIAMI, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Florida Marlins left fielder Chris Coghlan, injured last month in a freak accident during post-game hijinks, will undergo knee surgery, the team said Sunday.

MLB: Florida 5, Atlanta 4 (11 innings)

MIAMI, July 25 (UPI) -- Wes Helms delivered a run-scoring single in the 11th inning Sunday, delivering the Florida Marlins a 5-4 decision over Atlanta.

MLB: Florida 7, Atlanta 6

MIAMI, July 23 (UPI) -- Donnie Murphy singled in Gaby Sanchez from third with two out in the ninth Friday, completing a Florida comeback and giving the Marlins a 7-6 win over Atlanta.

MLB: Florida 6, Los Angeles Dodgers 5

LOS ANGELES, July 6 (UPI) -- Wes Helms delivered a two-run single in the third inning Monday and the Florida Marlins went on to defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-5.

MLB: Florida 10, Baltimore 4

MIAMI, June 22 (UPI) -- Hanley Ramirez went 3-for-4 and drove in three runs Tuesday, leading a 14-hit attack in the Florida Marlins' 10-4 inter-league rout of Baltimore.

MLB: Florida 4, Tampa Bay 1

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., June 20 (UPI) -- Josh Johnson held Tampa Bay to one run over eight innings Sunday, sparking the Florida Marlins to a 4-1 inter-league decision over the Rays.

MLB: Florida 6, Tampa Bay 1

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., June 13 (UPI) -- Jorge Cantu and Wes Helms each blasted sixth-inning home runs Sunday in the Florida Marlins' 6-1 victory over Tampa Bay.

MLB: Florida 7, New York Mets 6 (10 inn.)

NEW YORK, April 8 (UPI) -- Ronny Paulino singled in Wes Helms from second with one out in the 10th inning Wednesday, boosting the Florida Marlins to a 7-6 win over the New York Mets.

MLB: Florida 8, Atlanta 7

MIAMI, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Wes Helms hit a one-out home run in the ninth inning Wednesday in lifting the Florida Marlins to an 8-7 victory over Atlanta.
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Milwaukee Brewers Wes Helms avoids the tag from St. Louis Cardinals Mike Matheny at homeplate after Helms scored from second base on a single by Gary Bennett in the sixth inning at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on April 7, 2004. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)
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Wesley Ray Helms (born May 12, 1976 in Gastonia, North Carolina ) is a third baseman, outfielder, and first baseman for the Florida Marlins. He bats and throws right-handed.

Wes Helms was drafted by the Atlanta Braves right out of high school in the 10th round of the 1994 amateur draft. He made his Major League debut with the Braves in 1998. On December 16, 2002, he was traded from the Atlanta Braves to the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for proven reliever Ray King. Helms played with Milwaukee for 3 seasons. He had a successful first season there hitting 23 home runs and collecting 67 RBI. He suffered a knee injury during a rain delay during a game in San Juan, Puerto Rico against the displaced Montreal Expos. After a stint on the disabled list, Helms struggled to regain his form and his playing time. He became the backup third baseman to Russell Branyan.

On November 15, 2006, he agreed to a contract in principle with the Philadelphia Phillies to a two-year contract for approximately 5.5 million dollars, with a club option for a third year. Helms was designated for assignment by the Phillies on April 2, 2008, and on April 5 was traded back to his old club, the Florida Marlins, for cash considerations with the Phillies paying all of Helms's 2008 salary and the Marlins covering Helms's 2009 option or buyout.

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