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DENVER -- Brad Hawpe prepared for his first All-Star Game by sending the Colorado Rockies into the break on a positive note.
Hawpe hit a game-ending RBI double to give the Rockies an 8-7 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Sunday and a split of the four-game series.
"What a way for Brad Hawpe to leave here and head for St. Louis," Rockies manager Jim Tracy said. "That's a very nice send-off for a class human being."
Seth Smith set up Hawpe's clutch hit with a one-out single off Luis Valdez (0-1), who was making his major league debut. After Garrett Atkins flied out, Hawpe lined an 86-mph change-up into the gap in right-center to score Smith from first.
"He threw me a couple of fastballs early on and in the back of my mind I wanted to be ready for an off-speed pitch," said Hawpe, who leads the Rockies in hitting (.320) and RBI (59).
Hawpe, Smith and Troy Tulowitzki homered for Colorado, and Huston Street (3-1) worked a perfect ninth for the win.
Brooks Conrad hit a two-run homer and finished with three hits for Atlanta, which led 7-3 after six innings.
"Nice to be able to have a game like I did, but bitter losing the game," Conrad said. "These are the hardest ones to take."
Colorado pushed across three runs in the seventh and tied it in the eighth. Dexter Fowler scored on left fielder Garret Anderson's error before Smith's two-run homer cut it to 7-6. Pinch-hitter Ryan Spilborghs doubled in the tying run.
"What really hurt us was walking Fowler with one out in the seventh with a four-run lead," Braves manager Bobby Cox said. "That led to everything. We had played a great game until then, and it got away from us."
Jason Hammel yielded five runs and nine hits over three innings for Colorado. It was his shortest outing since he went three innings against San Diego on April 27.
Chipper Jones hit a sacrifice fly and Conrad had an RBI triple in Atlanta's three-run first. Martin Prado gave the Braves a 4-0 lead with a run-scoring single in the second.
The Rockies chipped away at Atlanta's lead. Hawpe hit his 14th homer in the second, Atkins singled in a run in the third and Tulowitzki's leadoff homer in the fourth cut it to 5-3.
"To come back and win a ballgame like that, it was a fun game for us," Hawpe said.
Kris Medlen went four-plus innings for Atlanta, surrendering three runs and six hits.
Rockies RHP Manuel Corpas (elbow) threw one inning for Triple-A Colorado Springs on Saturday and was scheduled to pitch again Sunday. The Rockies will examine him Wednesday. ... Rockies 1B Todd Helton sat out with flulike symptoms. ... The Braves activated INF Greg Norton (right ankle strain) from the 15-day disabled list and optioned OF Gregor Blanco to Triple-A Gwinnette. ... Rockies C Yorvit Torrealba left in the seventh inning with a strained right hamstring.
|Players of the Game|
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|Nate McLouth, CF||3||2||2||0||2||1||0||.270|
|Martin Prado, 1B||4||1||2||1||1||1||1||.330|
|Chipper Jones, 3B||3||0||0||1||1||0||4||.290|
|Garret Anderson, LF||5||0||1||0||0||1||2||.272|
|Ryan Church, RF||5||2||1||1||0||1||0||.274|
|Brooks Conrad, 2B||5||2||3||3||0||2||0||.355|
|Luis Valdez, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|David Ross, C||4||0||1||0||0||1||1||.278|
|Diory Hernandez, SS-2B||4||0||1||1||0||1||0||.149|
|Kris Medlen, P||3||0||0||0||0||1||2||.000|
|Boone Logan, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Manny Acosta, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Eric O'Flaherty, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a- Greg Norton, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.095|
|Peter Moylan, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Yunel Escobar, SS||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.293|
|a-lined out for O'Flaherty in the 8th|
|2B - Nate McLouth 2 (18, Hammel, Hammel)|
|3B - Brooks Conrad (2, Hammel)|
|HR - Brooks Conrad (2, De La Rosa)|
|SF - Chipper Jones (4)|
|RBI - Martin Prado (18), Chipper Jones (41), Ryan Church (23), Brooks Conrad 3 (8), Diory Hernandez (5)|
|2-OUT RBI - Martin Prado (9), Brooks Conrad (5), Diory Hernandez (4)|
|SB - Nate McLouth (11, 2nd base off Morales/Iannetta)|
|Team LOB - 8|
|Outfield Assists - Nate McLouth 1|
|DP - Conrad-Hernandez-Prado, Hernandez-Conrad-Prado, Conrad-Hernandez-Prado, Hernandez-Conrad-Prado|
|E - Manny Acosta (1, Throwing), Garret Anderson (3, Throwing)|
|Eric O'Flaherty (H,11)||0.1||0||0||0||0||0||0||3.34|
|Peter Moylan (BS,5)||1||2||1||1||1||0||0||4.62|
|Luis Valdez (L,0-1)||0.2||2||1||1||0||0||0||13.50|
|HBP - Barmes (by Kris Medlen)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Kris Medlen 76-45, Boone Logan 31-17, Manny Acosta 13-7, Eric O'Flaherty 3-2, Peter Moylan 24-13, Luis Valdez 12-7|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Kris Medlen 3-3, Boone Logan 4-0, Manny Acosta 1-0, Peter Moylan 1-1, Luis Valdez 1-1|
|Batters Faced - Kris Medlen 20, Boone Logan 7, Manny Acosta 4, Eric O'Flaherty 1, Peter Moylan 5, Luis Valdez 4|
|Dexter Fowler, CF||3||1||1||0||2||1||3||.260|
|Clint Barmes, 2B||3||2||2||0||1||0||0||.279|
|Seth Smith, LF||5||2||2||2||0||0||3||.298|
|Garrett Atkins, 1B||5||0||1||1||0||0||3||.230|
|Brad Hawpe, RF||4||1||2||2||1||0||1||.320|
|Troy Tulowitzki, SS||4||1||1||1||0||1||1||.254|
|Ian Stewart, 3B||3||1||1||0||1||1||0||.223|
|Yorvit Torrealba, C||2||0||0||0||1||0||1||.225|
|Chris Iannetta, C||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||.232|
|Jason Hammel, P||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||.125|
|Jorge De La Rosa, P||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||.036|
|Matt Daley, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Juan Rincon, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a- Carlos Gonzalez, PH||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||.202|
|Joel Peralta, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Franklin Morales, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.500|
|b- Ryan Spilborghs, PH||1||0||1||1||0||0||0||.258|
|Huston Street, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a-struck out for Rincon in the 7th|
|b-doubled for Morales in the 8th|
|2B - Clint Barmes (24, Medlen), Brad Hawpe (27, Valdez), Ryan Spilborghs (16, Moylan)|
|HR - Seth Smith (7, Acosta), Brad Hawpe (14, Medlen), Troy Tulowitzki (16, Medlen)|
|RBI - Seth Smith 2 (23), Garrett Atkins (28), Brad Hawpe 2 (59), Troy Tulowitzki (37), Ryan Spilborghs (34)|
|2-OUT RBI - Brad Hawpe (33)|
|Team LOB - 7|
|Jorge De La Rosa||1||2||2||2||1||1||1||5.21|
|Huston Street (W,3-1)||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||2.75|
|WP - Jorge De La Rosa (6)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Jason Hammel 57-37, Jorge De La Rosa 25-13, Matt Daley 29-20, Juan Rincon 12-8, Joel Peralta 2-2, Franklin Morales 18-7, Huston Street 15-9|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jason Hammel 5-2, Jorge De La Rosa 2-0, Matt Daley 3-0, Joel Peralta 1-0, Huston Street 1-1|
|Batters Faced - Jason Hammel 18, Jorge De La Rosa 6, Matt Daley 7, Juan Rincon 3, Joel Peralta 1, Franklin Morales 4, Huston Street 3|
|Attendance - 33825|
|Game Time - 3:15|
|Temperature - 86|
|Umpires - Home - Joe West, First Base - Rob Drake, Second Base - Paul Schrieber, Third Base - Paul Nauert|