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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 victory against 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 Mariners came in to make up a rainout from May 15, and 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. I get that."
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"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."
"I thought I made some good pitches, but they came out swinging," Furbush said.
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. "I mixed in some pretty good sliders. It helped to get the big lead."
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 its sixth victory in its past 18 games. Liddi's home run was the majors' first by a player born in Italy since Detroit's Reno Bertoia on Aug. 31, 1961.
"It is the one I will always remember," Liddi said.
Cabrera doubled home Jason Donald for a 4-2 lead in the bottom half.
The Mariners responded in a big way in the third, taking advantage when Luis Rodriguez's leadoff grounder glanced off third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall's glove for an error. Carp followed with an RBI double and scored on a one-out single by Kyle Seager to tie it at 4. Trayvon Robinson delivered a two-run single and Ichiro Suzuki's RBI double to left made it 7-4 and finished Huff.
Huff made 80 pitches in only 2 2/3 innings, allowing seven hits and nine runs -- five earned. The left-hander has lost four consecutive starts, compiling a 7.11 ERA during the slide.
"I was down [in the strike zone] and they got some lucky hits in there, little bloop singles," Huff said. "All in all, it was really frustrating, I'm really disappointed in myself."
Manager Manny Acta was more upset.
"We gave David some runs to work with," Acta said. "Unfortunately, he had a very rough day. It was deflating. It kind of sucked the energy out of us after we put up those runs in the first two innings and not being able to hold the lead."
|Players of the Game|
|Ichiro Suzuki, RF||5||1||2||1||0||1||1||.273|
|Luis Rodriguez, SS||3||2||0||0||1||0||1||.200|
|Mike Carp, 1B||4||2||2||5||0||1||1||.277|
|Miguel Olivo, C||4||1||1||0||0||2||2||.222|
|Kyle Seager, 2B||4||1||2||1||0||0||0||.265|
|Wily Mo Pena, DH||1||2||1||1||3||0||0||.225|
|Alex Liddi, 3B||4||2||2||2||0||0||2||.188|
|Trayvon Robinson, CF||4||1||1||2||0||1||1||.237|
|Chris Gimenez, LF||3||0||0||0||1||0||1||.149|
|2B - Ichiro Suzuki (21, Huff), Mike Carp (15, Huff)|
|HR - Mike Carp (11, Durbin), Alex Liddi (1, Huff)|
|RBI - Ichiro Suzuki (44), Mike Carp 5 (43), Kyle Seager (10), Wily Mo Pena (15), Alex Liddi 2 (2), Trayvon Robinson 2 (12)|
|2-OUT RBI - Ichiro Suzuki (16), Mike Carp 4 (19)|
|Team LOB - 4|
|DP - Carp-Rodriguez|
|Charlie Furbush (W,4-9)||5||10||6||6||1||8||2||5.22|
|Pitches-Strikes - Charlie Furbush 95-61, Josh Lueke 21-15|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Charlie Furbush 1-5, Josh Lueke 2-0|
|Batters Faced - Charlie Furbush 25, Josh Lueke 6|
|Kosuke Fukudome, RF||4||0||0||0||0||2||0||.266|
|Jason Donald, 2B||4||2||3||0||0||1||0||.288|
|Asdrubal Cabrera, SS||4||2||3||3||0||0||1||.274|
|Carlos Santana, 1B||4||2||2||1||0||2||0||.239|
|Travis Hafner, DH||3||0||1||2||0||0||0||.277|
|Shelley Duncan, LF||2||0||0||0||1||1||1||.271|
|Grady Sizemore, CF||3||0||1||0||0||1||1||.225|
|Trevor Crowe, CF||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.250|
|Lonnie Chisenhall, 3B||3||0||1||0||0||2||0||.246|
|Lou Marson, C||3||0||0||0||0||2||3||.236|
|2B - Asdrubal Cabrera (32, Furbush), Carlos Santana (33, Furbush)|
|HR - Asdrubal Cabrera (23, Furbush), Carlos Santana (26, Furbush)|
|RBI - Asdrubal Cabrera 3 (86), Carlos Santana (77), Travis Hafner 2 (53)|
|CS - Asdrubal Cabrera (5, 3rd base by Furbush/Olivo)|
|Team LOB - 4|
|DP - A. Cabrera-Donald-Santana|
|E - Lonnie Chisenhall (10, Misplayed grounder)|
|David Huff (L,2-6)||2.2||7||9||5||3||1||1||4.20|
|Pitches-Strikes - David Huff 80-51, Chad Durbin 39-22, Frank Herrmann 19-12, Nick Hagadone 13-8|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - David Huff 3-5, Chad Durbin 3-2, Frank Herrmann 1-0, Nick Hagadone 1-1|
|Batters Faced - David Huff 19, Chad Durbin 10, Frank Herrmann 5, Nick Hagadone 3|
|Attendance - 15354|
|Game Time - 2:27|
|Temperature - 64|
|Umpires - Home - David Rackley, First Base - Jeff Nelson, Second Base - Marty Foster, Third Base - Bill Welke|