The Rockies scored five times in the first inning, came from one run behind twice, threatened to rally again in the 11th and still lost. Atlanta captured the opener of a nine-game road trip.
Colorado's Edgmer Escalona (0-1), making the 25th appearance of his major league career, was called to the mound in a 7-7 game to start the 11th. His first pitch was driven to right for a single by Tyler Pastornicky and Hinske followed three pitches later with a homer to right.
The blast by Hinske was the last of Atlanta's 19 hits.
That gave the win to Chad Durbin (2-0), who worked the 10th inning.
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