Starter Charlie Furbush struck out 11 for his second straight (and career) complete game and the Mud Hens hit three home runs in the fourth inning en route to a 6-2 victory over Syracuse in the first game of a doubleheader.
With the game tied, 1-1, Major League veteran Scott Sizemore led off the fourth inning with a solo home run to center field for Toledo. Ryan Strieby followed two batters later with a long ball to right field, while Bryan Pounds hit a two-out shot over the left-field wall for the third.
All six of the Mud Hens' runs came off former big leaguer J.D. Martin (0-2), who left the mound after 4 2/3 innings of work. The 28-year-old right-hander failed to record a strikeout in the game.
Furbush, meanwhile, scattered two runs on seven hits and a walk. He gave up Alex Valdez's RBI triple in the second and a solo home run from Jeff Frazier in the seventh.
The 25-year-old southpaw pitched the first complete game and shutout of his career in his last outing April 21. He allowed just one hit while striking out nine in a 6-0 victory over the host Indianapolis Indians.
Furbush compiled a 6.29 ERA in nine starts with Toledo last year. With the win, he improved to 2-1 with a 1.90 ERA and 32 strikeouts in 23 2/3 innings this season.
Through 20 games, the Mud Hens stood sixth in the International League with a team batting average of .256 and 10th in RBIs with 73. Toledo pitching ranked seventh in strikeouts (148) and ninth in ERA (3.95).