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McAdam: Walk-off hero Michael Chavis learns as he goes at the plate for Red Sox

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Life in the big leagues can be a roller coaster, a lesson that, if he didn't already know, Michael Chavis learned in the last week.

Only last week, the rookie infielder was working through his first big league slump. On Sunday, that came to an end. And on Wednesday night, when he delivered a walk-off single to bring the Red Sox a 6-5  10-inning win over the Colorado Rockies, the hitless skid that he weathered was officially a distant memory.

The slump was inevitable. After his first few weeks in the big leagues, when he seemingly could do no wrong, all of sudden, Chavis couldn't buy a hit.

After stinging the ball everywhere, suddenly, one hitless game followed another until the streak finally reached 19 at-bats. But through it all, Chavis never wavered. He expected a rough patch would come eventually, so when it did, Chavis was prepared.