8/1 July numbers
* Anthony Rizzo tied for the Major League lead with eight home runs in July. He scored 19 runs, tied for fourth in the NL in the month.
* Chris Coghlan led the Majors with a .376 batting average in July. The White Sox’s Jose Abreu was second at .374. Coghlan’s batting average was the highest by a Cubs player in July since Michael Barrett batted .386 in 2006.
* Jake Arrieta held opponents to a .168 batting average in July, third lowest in the NL. Matt Garza led the league with a .156 opponent batting average.