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Grayson Rodriguez, RHP, Orioles: Rodriguez on Tuesday had his best start of the season, tying a career high with 12 strikeouts, walking none and allowing three hits over six scoreless innings. It might not be long before Rodriguez makes his return to the major leagues.
Hayden Birdsong, Mat Olsen, William Kempner and Sam Delaplane, Giants: The four pitchers combined to throw a no-hitter in a win over High-A Tri-City on Tuesday. Birdsong dominated over the first five innings, striking out 11 and walking one. Olsen, who picked up the win, struck out five over two innings, while Kempner and Delaplane each pitched a scoreless frame to slam the door shut.
Colson Montgomery, SS, White Sox: Montgomery missed the first two months of the season with an oblique strain before making 10 appearances in the Rookie-level Arizona Complex League. On Tuesday Montgomery made his first start at a full-season level this season and did not disappoint. The 2021 first-rounder collected three singles and walked twice for High-A Winston-Salem.
Brayan Rocchio, SS, Guardians: Rocchio finished a home run shy of the cycle in Triple-A Columbus’ 19-2 win over Nashville. The 22-year-old middle infielder doubled twice, tripled, drove in two and scored three runs.
Michael Busch, 3B, Dodgers: Busch, who’s started the majority of his games at third base this season after making zero starts at the position in his first three minor league seasons, on Tuesday hit his ninth homer of the season, a solo shot, and doubled in Triple-A Oklahoma City’s win over Albuquerque.
Ethan Salas, C, Padres: Salas on Tuesday hit his third home run of the season, a solo shot, in Low-A Lake Elsinore’s loss to Visalia.
Carson Williams, SS, Rays: Williams on Tuesday hit his 10th homer of the season, a two-run shot, and singled in High-A Bowling Green’s win over Asheville. The 20-year-old struggled mightily in the month of June but has started to heat up in July, with eight hits in 16 at-bats.