May 7, 2012 in Sports

Carp, Montero deliver big hits as Mariners win

Associated Press photo

Moses Lake native Ryan Doumit homered twice for the Twins on Sunday.
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SEATTLE – Mike Carp played one regular season game, made one awkward landing on a dive and found himself on the disabled list.

Considering this first week of May has essentially served as an extended spring training for Carp, his bat seems to be coming along just fine.

Carp hit his first homer of the season, rookie slugger Jesus Montero hit a two-run double and the Mariners cruised to a 5-2 win over the Minnesota Twins on Sunday – Seattle’s second win in a row following a seven-game losing streak.

“I’ve felt pretty good…” Carp said. “Hopefully (I’ll) start taking off here pretty soon.”

Montero doubled in the first and Carp went deep in the second, giving Seattle starter Hector Noesi all the offense he would need against Minnesota’s hapless offense. Noesi took a shutout into the seventh inning before giving up a solo home run to Ryan Doumit. Despite the homer, Noesi (2-3) allowed just four hits and struck out five.

Minnesota ABRHBIBBSOAvg.
Span cf 301011.309
J.Carroll ss 401000.208
Mauer c 400001.278
Willingham lf 400001.291
Doumit dh 323210.253
Parmelee 1b 300011.203
Valencia 3b 300010.216
Komatsu rf 300011.000
A.Casilla 2b 300001.247
Totals 3025256
Ackley 2b 321012.239
Ryan ss 311101.153
I.Suzuki rf 200020.298
J.Montero dh 411201.287
Seager 3b 301110.298
Jaso c 401001.310
Smoak 1b 401001.180
Carp lf 311100.167
C.Wells lf 000000.231
M.Saunders cf 300002.217
Totals 2957548
Minnesota 000000101—250
Seattle 31010000x—570

LOB—Minnesota 6, Seattle 5. 2B—J.Montero (4). 3B—Ackley (1). HR—Doumit (2), off Noesi; Doumit (3), off Wilhelmsen; Carp (1), off Blackburn. RBIs—Doumit 2 (14), Ryan (6), J.Montero 2 (15), Seager (17), Carp (3). CS—J.Carroll (2). SF—Ryan. RLSP—Minnesota 1, Seattle 2. RISP—Minnesota 0 for 1; Seattle 3 for 6. RMU—I.Suzuki. GIDP—Mauer, Carp. DP—Minnesota 1, Seattle 1.

Blackburn L,0-4 6755346.84
Duensing 1000123.09
Burton 1000022.45
Noesi W,2-3 7411356.30
Luetge 1000100.00
Wilhelmsen 1111113.06

T—2:30. A—23,913 (47,860).

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