Asheville added two runs in the 10th for the win.
While he fell a bit short of nine no-hit innings, Rodriguez still turned in perhaps his best performance of the season. The 22-year-old struck out four while allowing four walks in the longest outing of his Minor League career.
Signed by Colorado in July 2010, the Venezuelan did not earn a decision on Thursday so his record remains at 8-7. However, he lowered his ERA from 3.86 to 3.68 through 24 starts for the Tourists.
Alex M. Smith is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.