ALLENTOWN, Pa. -- The Mud Hens split a doubleheader Tuesday with Lehigh Valley, losing the first game 1-0 before winning the nightcap 5-2.
In the first game, Toledo starter Casey Crosby suffered a 1-0 loss for the second consecutive start after dropping a decision Aug. 15 at Syracuse by the same score.
The cause of the loss was exactly the same in both games: In the second inning Crosby gave up a home run. The IronPigs' Cody Overbeck hit his 12th this season with two outs in the second.
Crosby allowed just six hits and one walk while fanning four.
Lehigh Valley starter Jonathan Pettibone gave up just three hits and three walks to shut out the Hens.
Toledo didn't advance a runner past first base until the sixth inning of the seven-inning contest. In that frame Justin Henry walked, moved to second on a sacrifice and took third on a groundout. He was stranded when John Lindsey struck out.
In the seventh Audy Ciriaco singled with two outs, but was caught trying to steal second to end the game. The Mud Hens wasted no time scoring runs in the second game, pushing home two in the first and two in the second.
Henry opened the second game with a double, then stole third on a walk to Danny Worth. Don Kelly doubled home Henry and sent Worth to third, where he came home on a groundout by Lindsey.
In the second inning a single by Ciriaco, a double by Brad Davis and a walk to Argenis Diaz loaded the bases with no one out.
Henry hit a sacrifice fly that scored Ciriaco, and a two-out single by Kelly brought Davis home.
Toledo added a run in the fourth when Diaz walked, raced to third on a double by Henry, and scored on a wild pitch.
That was more than enough offense thanks to some fine pitching. Drew Smyly threw one scoreless inning before he was replaced by Al Alburquerque, who struck out two of the three batters he faced.
Jose Ortega allowed only one hit while walking three and striking out two in three scoreless frames, while Matt Hoffman retired the IronPigs without incident in the sixth.
Lehigh Valley scored twice off Bruce Rondon in the seventh. Jason Pridie led off with a home run, Cesar Hernandez singled with one out and Andres Blanco lined a two-out RBI double. Rondon then walked Kyle Hudson before Diaz ranged behind second base to throw out Derrick Mitchell and preserve the win.
NOTES: Ryan Raburn will begin a rehab assignment with the Mud Hens tonight when Toledo plays at Columbus. … Smyly could be called up to Detroit to replace Doug Fister, who will miss his scheduled start Saturday because of an adductor strain.