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Kate Upton calls out Cy Young voters for Verlander’s loss

Kate Upton didn’t take the news of husband Justin Verlander's second-place AL Cy Young finish too well.

Kate Upton didn’t take the news of husband Justin Verlander’s second-place AL Cy Young finish too well.

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Updated: Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 8:54 PM

Another voting system in America is causing a scandal, and model Kate Upton is taking it very personally.

On Wednesday, Upton’s fiance, Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander, finished second in the AL Cy Young race to winner Rick Porcello, despite having more first-place votes.

Upton didn’t take the news too well, and let all of her Twitter followers know.

“Hey @MLB I thought I was the only person allowed to f— @Justin Verlander ?!” she wrote shortly after the results were announced.

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In Upton’s defense, Verlander had his best season in years, and finished the season with a better ERA, WHIP, and more strikeouts than Porcello.

What hurt Verlander’s chances the most was that two voters, Fred Goodall of the Associated Press and Bill Chastain of MLB.com who both cover the Tampa Bay Rays, completely left him off of their ballots.

That let Porcello edge him out in overall points, 137-132, even though Verlander had 14 first-place votes compared to Porcello’s eight.

Rays ace Chris Archer spoke out against Goodall once he discovered the writer shafted Verlander.

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“I couldn’t tell you what Fred Goodall looks like or who is he,” Archer tweeted.


This is the first time in American League Cy Young voting history that the winner did not receive the most first-place votes.

Verlander’s younger brother Ben, who is a Minor Leaguer, expressed his dismay as well.

“Aer you kidding me?” he tweeted. “Most first place votes and doesn’t win? #SaltyYoungerBrother Explain this.”

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Mets star Noah Syndergaard joined in on the fun as well, telling Upton via Twitter “I only got 4 votes…..total.”

Nearly two hours after Upton went on her rant, Verlander broke his silence.

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