Baseball: Actress-model Upton tweets her rage after Verlander denied Cy Young Award

Model Kate Upton (left) and her fiance Major League Baseball pitcher Justin Verlander at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art Art+Film Gala on Oct 29, 2016.
Model Kate Upton (left) and her fiance Major League Baseball pitcher Justin Verlander at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art Art+Film Gala on Oct 29, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS

AFP - Model and actress Kate Upton took to Twitter to vent her fury on Wednesday after fiance Justin Verlander controversially missed out on a prestigious Cy Young Award.

Detroit Tigers pitcher Verlander was pipped for the honour - given annually to the best pitchers in Major League Baseball - 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 eight.

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 **** @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, however, offered a muted response to the controversy. "Just want to say thank you to all the @officialBBWAA who voted for me," he wrote.