The Durham Bulls are in the doldrums, and the offense has been the problem.
The Bulls have scored just six runs during the skein.
It was such a bad day that ace Jeremy Hellickson (6-2) suffered his second loss.
Ryan Ketchner (1-2) was the winning pitcher, while Casey Fien collected his second save.
Robinzon Diaz led Toledo with three hits including a double. Scott Sizemore added a double and a single with two RBI.
Alvin Colina led the Bulls with two hits and an RBI.
The Bulls return home Saturday night against the Pawtucket Red Sox.
Bulls at Toledo, 6:30 p.m.
Heath Phillips (L, 3-3, 4.59) vs. Max Scherzer (R, 0-0, 0.00)