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Supermodel Upton rages after fiance's award snub

2016-11-17 10:39
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Los Angeles - Supermodel Kate Upton took to Twitter to vent her fury on Wednesday after fiance Justin Verlander controversially missed out on a Cy Young Award.

Detroit Tigers pitcher Verlander was pipped for the prestigious honor by Boston Red Sox right hander Rick Porcello in a vote that went down to the wire.

Porcello won even though Verlander earned more first place votes on the ballot, with 14 to 8.

The 33-year-old missed out on the prize because two baseball writers ignored Verlander on their five-pitcher ballots, skewing the results to give Porcello victory by 137 to 132 points.

It was the second-closest Cy Young award since 1970 when the prize's multi-player ballot was introduced.

While Porcello celebrated an award he described as "unbelievable," Upton could not hide her disgust at Verlander's near-miss.

"Hey I thought I was the only person allowed to fuck @JustinVerlander ?! What 2 writers didn't have him on their ballot?" Upton wrote.

The 24-year-old then turned to Porcello to denigrate his achievement in a separate Tweet.

"Sorry Rick but you didn't get any 1st place votes? you didn't win ... @MLB keep up with the times and fire those writers," she added.

She continued: "(Verlander) had the majority of 1st place votes and 2 writers didn't have him on their ballots?!! Can you pick more out of touch people to vote?@MLB."

Verlander meanwhile offered a muted response to the controversy.

"Just want to say thank you to all the @officialBBWAA who voted for me," he wrote.

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