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Defensive mistakes add up in the Cincinnati Reds' loss to the Colorado Rockies

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DENVER – In a ballpark known for its high-scoring games and home runs, it was poor defense that made the difference Sunday.

The Reds committed three errors, which contributed to four unearned runs in a 10-9 loss to the Colorado Rockies in front of 40,624 fans at Coors Field. The Reds dropped two of three games in their first series following the All-Star break and slipped 6 ½ games behind the first-place Chicago Cubs in the National League Central.

"You get a lot of extra outs in this ballpark," Reds manager David Bell said, "that can certainly make a difference in the outcome.