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Danny Duffy falters, gives up grand slam in Royals' 5-2 loss to Rockies

DENVER -- An orderly evening crumbled around Danny Duffy in Wednesday's sixth inning, and he found himself swept away by the onrushing debris. The sequence cost the Royals a game in a 5-2 defeat to the Colorado Rockies, reminded of Duffy's ongoing maturation and displayed the consequences of rickety defense thanks to an explosive conclusion. The unraveling began with an innocuous, two-out groundball to left side of the infield. Protecting a one-run lead, Christian Colon settled behind it and threw a low peg across the diamond. The throw beat Colorado third baseman Nolan Arenado. But it skimmed out of Billy Butler's glove. The scorer charged Colon with an error. He replaced Mike ...

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