Valbuena drove in a run with an infield single in the sixth inning. He then tied the game for the Cubs with a two-run blast in the eighth, but the Rockies were able to pull out a win in extra innings. Valbuena has hit .252/.335/.433 with eight home runs and 34 RBI in 298 at-bats.Analysis:
Chavez appeared in 44 games for the Diamondbacks this season and was hitting .246/.347/.449 in 69 at-bats before injuries ended the 36-year-old's career. He retires as a six-time Glove Glove award winner at third base, who posted six seasons of 25-plus home runs and finished with 260 for his career.
Chavez appeared in 100-plus games just once in his final eight seasons. He retires with a .268/.342/.475 career batting line.Analysis:
"He's not outplaying Harrison," he told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "Snider's a hot bat that's in the lineup."
Alvarez is leading the major leagues in errors, including 21 on bad throws, and owns a stat line of .238/.309/.437.Analysis:
Solarte homered in the seventh inning and scored two runs. He has eight hits, including two taters, in 28 at-bats since the trade that brought him to San Diego from the Yankees.Analysis:
Arenado struck on the first pitch he saw in the seventh inning. While facing Tony Watson, Arenado took a 93 mph fastball out to center for the solo shot. He also walked during the game. Arenado finished 1 for 4, with one run scored and one RBI.Analysis:
Prado, who finished 3 for 4, had a home run off Cliff Lee leading off the third inning, added an RBI single in the fourth, had a two-RBI double in the sixth and a sac fly in the 10th.
Prado is batting .333 with a .472 slugging percentage, .844 OPS, two home runs, four doubles, eight RBI and eight runs and one stolen base in 20 July games.Analysis:
Johnson struck in his first at-bat. In the second inning, he hit a 93 mph fastball from Henderson Alvarez out to left for a two-run shot. Johnson finished 1 for 3, with one run scored and two RBI.Analysis: