'Dodger killer' Justin Verlander gets $1M charge at LA hotel

'Dodger killer' Justin Verlander gets $1M charge at LA hotel

'Dodger killer' Justin Verlander gets $1M charge at LA hotel

One of the biggest names in American sport almost choked on his food when he received his restaurant bill recently.

Hefty price tags in Beverly Hills are nothing new, but Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander got a surprise when his lunch bill came to more than $1 million on Friday. A very, very expensive meal.

He's in Los Angeles for a three-game series against the Los Angeles Angels.

But being in LA means they're also in Los Angeles Dodgers country.

Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander (35) throws a pitch during the first inning against the Oakland Athletics at Oakland Coliseum.

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Some of those items were $42 salads and $30 pancakes, on top of a $1 million surcharge for killing the Dodgers in last year's World Series.

During his regular-season career, the 35-year-old Verlander is a flawless 3-0 with a 2.91 ERA against the Dodgers.

The tax alone is more than $95,000!

But one of Verlander's Twitter followers sees it a little differently: "The real crime here is paying $181 for some pancakes, eggs, and a salad".

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