September 19, 2011 in Sports

Carp drives in 5 in M’s win

Associated Press
 

CLEVELAND – Mike Carp and the Seattle Mariners made the most of their cross-country trip for a makeup game.

Carp hit a grand slam into the second deck in right field and drove in five runs during Seattle’s nine-run third inning, leading the Mariners to a rain-shortened 12-6, seven-inning victory over the Cleveland Indians on Monday.

“It was worth it, to come back from a deficit, get a big inning and get a nice win,” Carp said.

The makeup of a rainout from May 15 was played in a steady drizzle before the field was covered at the start of the eighth. After waiting 44 minutes, it was called.

“It’s very unusual,” Mariners manager Eric Wedge said. “Everybody has to do it from time to time. It’s a quick in and out. The geography works OK for us since we head to Minnesota from here, so it’s not horrible. It’s big league baseball. They want everyone to play 162 (games). I respect that.”

Carp drove Chad Durbin’s 1-1 pitch 455 feet to right to put Seattle ahead 11-4. He doubled home the first run in the inning off David Huff (2-6).

“Last time I faced him (Durbin) in the same situation, bases loaded, he struck me out,” Carp said. “This time, I looked for a fastball inside. He threw a cutter and I put a good swing on it.”

Cleveland took a 3-0 lead in the first inning against Charlie Furbush (4-9).

Furbush allowed six runs and 10 hits over five innings, but managed to snap a personal five-game losing streak. The left-hander struck out a career-high eight, including six in a row from the third through fifth.

“I just tried to throw my fastball in and out while keeping it in the zone,” Furbush said of making an adjustment after falling behind.

The Mariners’ third was their biggest inning of the season, surpassing a six-run outburst April 27 at Detroit.

Alex Liddi hit a two-run homer in the second for Seattle, which snapped Cleveland’s three-game winning streak with just its sixth win in its last 18 games. Liddi’s first career homer was the majors’ first by a player born in Italy since Detroit’s Reno Bertoia on Aug. 31, 1961.

Seattle general manager Jack Zduriencik announced former Mets GM Joe McIlvaine has joined the Mariners as a special assistant.

Mariners 12, Indians 6 (7)

TableStyle: SPORT-BBX_EXPTEAMS1CCI Template: z_tight@1lp_rrt@h1_f1

Seattle AB R H BI BB SO Avg.

I.Suzuki rf 5 1 2 1 0 1 .273

L.Rodriguez ss 3 2 0 0 1 0 .200

Carp 1b 4 2 2 5 0 1 .277

Olivo c 4 1 1 0 0 2 .222

Seager 2b 4 1 2 1 0 0 .265

W.Pena dh 1 2 1 1 3 0 .250

Liddi 3b 4 2 2 2 0 0 .188

T.Robinson cf 4 1 1 2 0 1 .237

C.Gimenez lf 3 0 0 0 1 0 .149

Totals 32 12 11 12 5 5

TableStyle: SPORT-BBX_EXPTEAMS2CCI Template: z_tight@1lp_rrt@h1_f1

Cleveland AB R H BI BB SO Avg.

Fukudome rf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .255

Donald 2b 4 2 3 0 0 1 .288

A.Cabrera ss 4 2 3 3 0 0 .274

C.Santana 1b 4 2 2 1 0 2 .239

Hafner dh 3 0 1 2 0 0 .277

Duncan lf 2 0 0 0 1 1 .271

G.Sizemore cf 3 0 1 0 0 1 .225

Crowe cf 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250

Chisenhall 3b 3 0 1 0 0 2 .246

Marson c 3 0 0 0 0 2 .236

Totals 30 6 11 6 1 11

TableStyle: SPORT-BBX_EXPTEAMS3CCI Template: SPTSR_BBX_EXPTEAMS3

Seattle 029 001 0—12 11 0

Cleveland 310 020 0—6 11 1

E—Chisenhall (10). LOB—Seattle 4, Cleveland 4. 2B—I.Suzuki (21), Carp (15), A.Cabrera (32), C.Santana (33). HR—Liddi (1), off D.Huff; Carp (11), off Durbin; A.Cabrera (23), off Furbush; C.Santana (26), off Furbush. RBIs—I.Suzuki (44), Carp 5 (43), Seager (10), W.Pena (8), Liddi 2 (2), T.Robinson 2 (12), A.Cabrera 3 (86), C.Santana (77), Hafner 2 (53). CS—A.Cabrera (5).RLSP—Seattle 1, Cleveland 2. RMU—C.Gimenez. GIDP—Liddi, A.Cabrera. DP—Seattle 1, Cleveland 1.

TableStyle: SPORT-BBX_EXPTEAMS4CCI Template: z_tight@1lp_rrt@h1

Seattle IP H R ER BB SO ERA

Furbush W, 4-9 5 10 6 6 1 8 5.22

Lueke 2 1 0 0 0 3 7.07

TableStyle: SPORT-BBX_EXPTEAMS5CCI Template: z_tight@1lp_rrt@h1

Cleveland IP H R ER BB SO ERA

D.Huff L, 2-6 22/3 7 9 5 3 1 4.20

Durbin 21/3 1 2 2 2 2 5.00

Herrmann 1 3 1 1 0 1 5.47

Hagadone 1 0 0 0 0 1 6.75

IR-S—Durbin 2-2. T—2:27 (Rain delay: 0:44).

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