PAWTUCKET, R.I. -- The free fall that has been the month of May continued for the Toledo Mud Hens on Thursday night in a series-opening 4-1 loss on the road to Pawtucket.
The Mud Hens (23-24) have lost seven of their last eight, dropping them to 9-15 for the month and the loss drops them below .500 for the first time since April 15 when they were 4-5.
Toledo's lone run came in the seventh. Down 2-0, Ryan Strieby scored on a single to left by Audy Ciriaco.
Justin Henry, Ben Guez (double), and Matt Young also had hits in the loss.
Mauro Gomez singled and doubled and drove in a run for the East Division-leading PawSox (30-18) while Ryan Lavarnway was 2-for-3 with a double.
Ross Ohlendorf pitched six innings for Pawtucket to pick up the victory, allowing three hits and one walk with no runs allowed, striking out six.
Adam Wilk was credited with the loss for Toledo, but managed to strike out seven over six innings, allowing four hits and walking two while surrendering two earned runs.