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Nothing like a little slander to spice up the baseball season, eh? Ex-big leaguer Jack Clark, an 18-year MLB vet who recently started as a sports-talk radio host in St. Louis, threw Justin Verlander under the PED bus on his show, according to stltoday.com. While accusing ex-Cardinal Albert Pujols of juicing, Clark also recklessly pointed the finger at Verlander. “Verlander was like Nolan Ryan, he threw 97, 98, 100 miles an hour from the first inning to the ninth inning,” Clark said on the air. “He got that big contract, now he can barely reach 92, 93. What happened to it? He has no arm problems, nothing’s wrong. It’s just the signs are there. “The greed … they juice up, they grab the money and it’s just a free pass to steal is the way I look at it.” Rebuttal: You’re an idiot, Jack Clark. This has come with the territory for baseball players, especially those who suddenly struggle in any given year — the specter of performance-enhancing drugs makes it convenient to chalk up any rise or drop in play to something illicit. But there is absolutely no evidence that Verlander has taken PEDs, so Clark’s accusation comes as little more than wild speculation. Worse yet, he tries to use Verlander’s velocity as some sort of proof here. And while it’s true that Verlander was not lighting up the gun early in the year, he still consistently reached the mid-90s and has been popping the glove at close to 100 for his past few starts. Verlander no doubt will be asked for comment in response to Clark’s claim. Don’t be surprised if he takes the high road and offers a simple, “No comment.”
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Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera suffered an embarrassing mishap during Thursday's game when he tripped over the bag at third base. However, it could have been much worse as Cabrera nearly twisted his ankle on the play.
It happened in the fourth inning with Cabrera on second and Victor Martinez on first with one out. Cabrera...
Alex Avila was taken to a Cleveland-area hospital for tests after suffering a possible concussion in Thursday's win over Cleveland.
Avila was hit in the mask by a foul tip in the fourth inning, but shook it off. Later in the inning, he was checked by trainer Kevin Rand, and appeared to be bleeding slightly from the ear, but he finished the inning. Avila, though, was replaced...
There has been one question burning inside of Tigers fans all year. “Where in the world is our bullpen?”
Well, amidst the Tigers’ recent 12-game winning streak, that bullpen is starting to emerge. With an old gem at the forefront. Jeremy Bonderman.
How long has it been since you heard that name with any sort of a good connotation around it? (Sept. 2010, to be exact).
Some storybook endings aren’t even endings.
The earlier and more dramatic finish on Wednesday night between the Tigers and Indians would have been for Miguel Cabrera’s monstrous home run in the eighth off rookie Danny Salazar to hold on as the winning hit.
Big star refusing to strike out for a fourth time against an impressive kid? It had everything.
Know what though?
Detroit catcher Alex Avila is out of the starting lineup, a day after he was hit in the mask by a foul ball and forced to leave a game.
Backup catcher Brayan Pena started Friday night at Yankee Stadium against New York.
Tigers Jim Leyland said Avila got medical clearance to play. Avila said he was available if needed as the AL Central leaders tried to extend their 12-game winning...
Today it was announced that Angels first baseman Albert Pujols would pursue legal action against Jack Clark after the former MLB slugger (and now former radio host) made allegations that Pujols used PEDs.
ALBERT PUJOLS PURSUING LEGAL ACTION AGAINST JACK CLARK FOR PED ACCUSATIONS
Clark though didn’t stop in his claims with Pujols. He also named former MLB outfielder Shawn Green...
Detroit catcher Alex Avila has been taken to a hospital and is being tested for a possible concussion after leaving the Tigers' game against Cleveland on Thursday.
Avila was struck in the mask when Nick Swisher fouled off a pitch in the fourth inning. He appeared to be bleeding from his left ear but remained in the game after being treated by a team trainer. Avila was removed...
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MLB pitchers haven't found a way to slow down Miguel Cabrera... but lifeless squares on a baseball diamond? That's another story. The reigning Triple Crown winner and AL MVP lost this battle with third base at Progressive Field last night in a Tigers victory over the Indians. After biting the dust, Cabrera (ever the showman...
Your browser does not support iframes. Miguel Cabrera certainly has the flare of an entertainer, even when he’s not hitting home runs. The Detroit Tigers third baseman took his eye off the bag as he was heading to third base on a fielder’s choice by Don Kelly in the fourth inning of the Tigers’ 10-3 [...]
Max Scherzer became baseball's first 17-game winner and the Detroit Tigers posted their 12th straight victory, routing the Cleveland 10-3 Thursday night.
Miguel Cabrera drove in three runs as the AL Central leaders completed a four-game sweep and opened a seven-game lead over the Indians.
Scherzer (17-1) allowed two runs and four hits in seven innings. He helped the Tigers...
The Detroit Tigers won their 12th straight game and Max Scherzer became baseball’s first 17-game winner besting the Cleveland Indians 10-3.
Scherzer (17-1) allowed two runs and four hits in seven innings. Scherzer threw 100 pitches, and left with a 2.84 ERA this year.
The Tigers have won 12 in a row for the first time since Sept. 2-14, 2011.
Miguel Cabrera drove in three...
Prince Fielder picks up where Anthony Rizzo left off and gets hit by a pitch while striking out.
Twice in a week, so maybe they’re trying to start a trend.
Former major-leaguer and current radio host Jack Clark was fired along with his co-host Kevin Slaten after making allegations about Albert Puljos and Justin Verlander and their involvement with performance enhancing drugs. Clark began working at WGNU-AM in St. Louis just last week.
He based his accusation on conversations he said he had with Chris Mihlfeld, Pujols’ former...
Andy Pettitte will try to win the series against the AL Central-leading Detroit Tigers. (Photo by Layne Murdoch/Getty Images)
In the rubber game of the three-game series with the Detroit Tigers, the Tigers (69-46) send Justin Verlander (12-8, 3.50) to the mound and the Yankees (58-57) send Andy Pettitte (7-9, 4.71).
In Verlander’s previous start at Cleveland, the 2011 Cy Young...