Originally posted on Burning River Baseball  |  Last updated 8/5/13
Tiger By The Tail News: As expected, Jhonny Peralta was suspended by Major League baseball 50 games today for a first time PED offense. Detroit knew this was coming and have already acquired his replacement, Jose Iglasius. With just 53 games left in the year for the Tigers (including this one), Peralta will only be eligible to play in the final three regular season games (and possibly the playoffs). With his contract running out at the end of the season, it is unlikely for Peralta to play another game as a Tiger, similar to the Melky Cabrera situation last season. Player of the Game Corey Kluber was electric tonight, giving the Indians just the start they needed to this huge series against Detroit. Kluber pitched into the 8th, allowing no runs and striking out six. All of his six hits allowed were singles and three of those runners were eliminated on the base paths (two outfield assists and a double play). Kluber also helped himself defensively, fielding a couple tough balls...
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