Recent errors have Reds focused on defense

Recent errors have Reds focused on defense

Recent errors have Reds focused on defense
CINCINNATI -- The Reds entered Sunday tied for second in the National League with a .985 fielding percentage and were second outright in fewest errors with 68. Yet through the first six games of the homestand, Cincinnati had committed seven errors.

There were two errors in Saturday's 9-7 loss to the Cubs in Game 2 of the doubleheader, with both leading to runs scoring. On Thursday, there were three errors, with all resulting in runs scoring.

"Lately, every time we make an error, it opens the door," Reds manager Dusty Baker said. "We just have to play better and be conscious of playing better defense. I've talked to them about it the other day. I have to talk about it again.

"Hitting wins you games, generally speaking, and defense loses you games. But all everybody sees is the hitting part. You can't win driving in two and letting in three, directly or indirectly."