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    As the United States mens Olympic basketball team has struggled by its own lofty standards in Rio de Janeiro, former NBA player and current TNT analyst Charles Barkley said the teams woes are rooted in the construction of its roster. Bob Feller Jersey .?Its not a good team to put together, Barkley, 53, told? you take away?DeAndre Jordan, every guy on that team is a ball-dominant guy. You see them playing a lot of one-on-one basketball.Thats the thing Ive noticed more than anything. Like, you have to understand when you put a team together like that, you have to have some role players.Barkley, who played on the 1992 Dream Team and also won gold in 1996, said Team USA is too reliant on isolation scorers and could benefit from the addition of more role players.?You take a guy like Kyle Lowry, who is a hell of a player, he wants to score.?Kyrie [Irving]?wants to score.?Kevin [Durant]?wants to score.?DeMar [DeRozan]?wants to score. So, I think they have been really stagnant offensively.When they put that team together in the future, they have to realize we cant have just really, really great offensive players. They gotta have players that if they dont get a shot, theyre not just gonna stand around and mope.While the U.S. is the only undefeated team left in the tournament at 5-0, its victories against Australia, Serbia and France in the previous three games have come by a mere 16 points combined.?Team USA faces Argentina on Wednesday in the quarterfinals, a rematch of last months exhibition in Las Vegas. While the Americans throttled Argentina by 37 points in that July 18 tuneup, their road to the gold-medal game will force them to see off the most seasoned competition they could have drawn just for the chance to play for the championship in coach Mike Krzyzewskis farewell tournament.Information from ESPNs Marc Stein was used in this report.? 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DETROIT -- The lineup Justin Verlander was facing barely resembled the Cleveland team that clinched the AL Central title the night before.The ace right-hander took full advantage.Verlander struck out a season-high 12, and the Detroit Tigers routed the Indians 12-0 on Tuesday night to pull within a game of the American Leagues second wild card. Miguel Cabrera homered and drove in five runs in the first two innings.The Indians clinched the division on Monday night in Detroit, and their lineup Tuesday was without Jason Kipnis, Francisco Lindor, Mike Napoli and Jose Ramirez.Its actually kind of tough that way -- a bunch of guys in there I dont know at all, Verlander said. Just trying to figure it out on the fly when Im out there and kind of read swings and stuff.Verlander (16-8) went 7 2/3 innings, allowing four hits and a walk. The Tigers are now a game behind Baltimore for a wild card.Mike Clevinger (2-3) lasted only two innings, allowing Cabreras two-run double in the first and his three-run homer in the second.I wasnt mentally ready for this game, and thats embarrassing, Clevinger said. Ive made so much progress in about my last ten outings, and then I gave a lot of it back tonight. Some of that is baseball, but I felt like I could have controlled some of it.Justin Upton added a three-run homer in the seventh, and Andrew Romine hit a two-run shot in the eighth.Cleveland is 14-3 against Detroit this season, but the Tigers did exactly what could be expected against this unique version of the Indians. Cabreras double made it 2-0 before the Tigers made a single out, and it was 5-0 after his drive over the wall in center an inning later.Cabrera now has 35 home runs and 102 RBI on the season.Ian Kinsler hit an RBI single in the fourth, and Uptons 29th homer made it 9-0.The Tigers began clearing their own bench late in the game. They used five pinch hitters in the eighth, and Romine -- the only batter in that frame who wasnt a pinch hitter -- had come on earlier as a defensive replacement. Larry Doby Jersey. His drive to right put the Tigers up 12-0.Detroit hit for the cycle that inning with consecutive batters on a double by Nick Castellanos, a triple by Tyler Collins, Romines homer and a single by Steven Moya. Kansas City accomplished the same feat against the Tigers to start the game Sunday.PLAYING IT SAFEVerlander looked eager to keep pitching in the eighth, but manager Brad Ausmus took him out after 110 pitches. Verlanders next scheduled start is Sunday in the regular-season finale at Atlanta.We have a potential game in five days that could mean a lot, and hes going to be the guy pitching, Ausmus said. So Im certainly not going to run his pitch count up today in a game when we have a commanding lead.TRAINERS ROOMTigers: Castellanos (left hand) was activated from the DL before the game, and he flew back to Michigan in time to enter in the eighth. He had been at the instructional league. He played this morning in an intrasquad game, had a number of at-bats, got a couple hits, Ausmus said. Followed that up by flying to Detroit and getting a double down the third-base line, so he looked good.UP NEXTIndians: Cleveland might have its regulars back in the lineup Wednesday night against the Tigers, but it could be another adventure on the mound. Zach McAllister (3-2) makes only his second start of the season. 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