prepared for his first All-Star game by sending the
into the break on a positive note.
Hawpe hit a game-ending RBI double to give the Rockies an 8-7 victory over the
on Sunday and a split of the four-game series.
''What a way for
to leave here and head for St. Louis,'' Rockies manager
said. ''That's a very nice send-off for a class human being.''
set up Hawpe's clutch hit with a one-out single off
(0-1), who was making his major league debut. After
flied out, Hawpe lined an 86-mph changeup 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 RBIs (59).
Hawpe, Smith and
homered for Colorado, and
(3-1) worked a perfect ninth for the win.
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.
scored on left fielder
's error before Smith's two-run homer cut it to 7-6. Pinch-hitter
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
said. ''That led to everything. We had played a great game until then, and it got away from us.''
gave up 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.
hit a sacrifice fly and Conrad had an RBI triple in Atlanta's three-run first.
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.
went four-plus innings for Atlanta, allowing three runs and six hits.
NOTES: Rockies RHP
(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
sat out with flulike symptoms. ... The Braves activated INF
(right ankle strain) from the 15-day disabled list and optioned OF
to Triple-A Gwinnette. ... Rockies C
left in the seventh inning with a strained right hamstring.