BOSTON (WHDH) - Red Sox Pitcher Rick Porcello won the American League Cy Young Award by a narrow margin on Wednesday, and a particular supermodel was not happy about it.
Supermodel Kate Upton, fiance of Cy Young award-contender Justin Verlander, went on a Twitter rant Wednesday after the winners were announced. Porcello gained 18 second-place vote to edge out Verlander in the second-closest finish since 1970.
Upton tweeted messages – some explicit – saying the MLB should fire its writers and that Porcello did not win “any 1st place votes.”
Though Upton’s fiance won more first-place votes, 14, Porcello won 18 second place votes. Porcello also landed two first place votes, and Verlander won eight second-place votes. Porcello drew more support across the board and was listed by all 30 voters while Verlander was left off two ballots.
Max Scherzer of the Washington Nationals has taken the NL prize.
Porcello led the majors with 22 wins, and beat out Detroit’s Justin Verlander and Cleveland’s Corey Kluber in results announced Wednesday.
Scherzer become the sixth pitcher to win the Cy Young in both leagues, earning the NL honor by a wide margin. He led the majors with 284 strikeouts and topped the league with 20 wins, and beat out Chicago Cubs teammates Jon Lester and Kyle Hendricks.
Scherzer won the AL honor in 2013 while pitching in a Detroit rotation with Porcello and Verlander, and has now joined Roger Clemens, Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, Gaylord Perry and Roy Halladay as winners in both leagues.
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