Justin Verlander gets a happy birthday shout-out from Kate Upton

Justin Verlander and Kate Upton attended the NBA All-Star Game last weekend.

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What do you get a guy who has a Rookie of the Year Award, an MVP Award and a Cy Young Award — oh, and also has thrown two no-hitters?

How about a personal birthday greeting from Kate Upton?

To my best friend who makes me smile and laugh every day – here's to another amazing year, happy birthday!!

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That’s exactly what Detroit Tigers right-hander Justin Verlander got for his 33rd birthday Saturday. Of course, it helps that the two have been dating for quite a while.

Verlander, coming off an impressive finish to the 2015 season (a 2.27 ERA in his final 14 starts), is expected to make his eighth Opening Day start in April.

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