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Six-error game hurts 51s in lopsided loss to Colorado Springs

Las Vegas 51s Practice

Pitcher Carlos Torres throws the ball during Las Vegas 51s practice at Cashman Field Tuesday, April 2, 2013. The 51s open the season Thursday against the RiverCats at Sacramento. This is the first year the 51s are affiliated with the Mets. Launch slideshow »

The Las Vegas 51s committed six errors and surrendered four first-inning runs Monday against visiting Colorado Springs in a 19-5 loss at Cashman Field in the final game of a four-game series to open the home schedule.

The 51s (6-6) dropped three games in the series, only winning Sunday in 11 innings.

Colorado Springs scored 11 runs in its final four at-bats, including four runs in the ninth, to put the game out of reach. Each of the nine Colorado Springs position players had at least one hit and one run.

Top prospect Travis d’Arnaud hit his first home run of the season for Las Vegas, which also received two hits apiece from Andrew Brown, Wilmer Flores and Juan Lagares. For Colorado Springs, first baseman Ben Paulsen had five RBIs, Charlie Blackmon scored five runs and Charlie Culberson had three runs and four RBIs.

Las Vegas returns to action Tuesday to open a four-game series with the Sacramento RiverCats.

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