ATLANTA (Ticker) -- It took some time, but the
once again got the best of
and 46-year-old veteran
both had two-run doubles during a six-run seventh inning as Atlanta posted an 8-1 victory over the
The Braves were clinging to a 2-1 lead to start the seventh, as Montreal manager
sent Hernandez (10-13) back to the mound. Hernandez, who leads the league in innings pitched and complete games, had thrown 115 pitches through the first six innings.
Staying with his starter proved to be a big mistake for Robinson as Atlanta scored six runs in the frame - five off Hernandez.
"It just happened," said Hernandez, who gave up seven runs and 10 hits in 6 1/3 innings. "I still felt good. If you're a pitcher, you want to pitch."
started the inning with a single and after
sacrificed him to second base, the wheels came off for Hernandez and the Expos.
The next seven batters reached base, and Hernandez was out of the game after throwing a season high 143 pitches - nine shy of his career high.
He was chased on LaRoche's double, one of three two-base hits in the inning.
, who was activated from the 15-day disabled list Friday, relieved Hernandez and proceeded to hit
with a pitch, walk
, and allow a two-RBI double to Franco to give the Braves an 8-1 lead.
"We had a ballgame until the bottom of the seventh," Expos manager
said. "Hernandez just ran out of gas."
Hernandez looked sharp early, surrendering just a solo homer to Jones in the second and another to Furcal in the third to give the Braves a 2-0 edge.
"It's just good to feel good at the plate and drive the ball out of the park," Jones said. "I went out looking for that pitch and got it.
When Atlanta starter
was removed with a knee injury one out into the fifth,
(4-2) was able to pick up the win. He allowed a solo homer to
in 1 2/3 innings.
Hampton threw 4 1/3 scoreless frames before his exit. He was diagnosed with a strained left knee and will undergo an MRI on Monday in Atlanta.
"It's something I've been battling daily," Hampton said. "When I backed up (after throwing his last pitch to
), it kind of gave out on me."
Hampton was scratched from his last start because of a stiff neck.
"Hopefully, it's nothing major," he said. "It's amazing. Now I'm really in awe of Julio (Franco)."
Hernandez fell to 0-5 with an 8.16 ERA vs. the Braves this year and is 0-7 with a 6.52 ERA at Turner Field in his career during the regular season. He is 0-10 with a 6.91 ERA since beating Atlanta in 2000.
"They're just a good team," Hernandez said. "Or it could be that the Braves batters have long memories."
Hernandez is 3-0 with a 1.89 ERA against Atlanta in the postseason.
"We just have good success against him,"
said. "You go out and score runs against him when you have to take advantage."
With the loss, Montreal (59-82) clinched its first losing season since 2001 when it finished 68-95.