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Who is Justin Verlander, what is Kate Upton’s husband’s net worth and how long has he been with the Houston Astros?

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JUSTIN Verlander famously missed the Houston Astros championship parade so that he could tie the knot with Kate Upton.
The American pitcher, who has become a dad for the first time, is one of the highest paid Major League players of all time but what’s his net worth and how long has he been with the Houston Astros?
Justin Verlander is fourth-highest paid Major League Baseball playerRex Features
Who is Justin Verlander and how long has he been with the Houston Astros?
Born February 20, 1983, Justin Brooks Verlander is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball.
The 35-year-old is a seven-time MLB All-Star and scooped his first career ring for the 2017 World Series.
For his performance in the 2017 American League Championship Series, he was named MVP and became the co-winner of the Babe Ruth Award for most outstanding performance.
However, Justin made his name during his time playing for the Detroit Tigers for 13 seasons, with whom he made his major league debut in 2005 before he was bought by Houston last year.
He made his name as the ace pitcher for the Detroit Tigers before being bought in 2017 by the Houston AstrosGetty Images – Getty
What is his net worth?
Justin is one of the highest paid Baseball players in the world as well as being one of the richest American athletes.
His 2013 contract stipulated that the former Tigers ace pitcher is expected to earn $180m over seven years, which was at the time the biggest contract for a pitcher ever.
It also includes a vesting option meaning if Justin reaches certain incentives throughout his contract then the eventual value of the deal will contain an extra $22m for his eighth year.
His incredibly successful baseball career means Justin has an estimated net worth of $15 million.
Justin is set to become a father for the first time with model wife Kate UptonRex Features

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Who’s his wife Kate Upton and when did they get married?
While playing for Detroit, Justin started dating supermodel Kate Upton in early 2014.
The couple got engaged in 2016 with a custom-design ring that Justin gave her before that year’s baseball season kicked off.
On November 2017 4, 2017 they wed in an intimate ceremony in a medieval church in Italy, days after Game 7 of the World Series that meant he missed the Astro’s championship parade.
On July 14, 2018, Justin’s wife Kate announced the couple are expecting their first child together on Instagram with a picture of her on a balcony in Miami with the first glimpse of a baby bump.
On November 10, the couple revealed in separate Instagram posts that they had welcomed a baby girl named Genevieve Upton Verlander.

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Boston Red Sox win their fourth World Series championship in 15 years, beating the Los Angeles Dodgers

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THE Boston Red Sox won their fourth World Series championship in 15 years after beating the Los Angeles Dodgers.
They won 5-1 in Game 5 Sunday night behind David Price’s pitching and Steve Pearce’s power.
Boston Red Sox third baseman Eduardo Nunez hoists the Commissioner’s Trophy after defeating the Los Angeles DodgersUSA TODAY Sports
Alex Cora became the first manager from Puerto Rico to guide a team to the title.
He’s just the fifth rookie skipper to do it overall.
After posting a team-record 108 wins in the regular season and romping through the AL playoffs, the Red Sox finished off a one-sided Series.
Price threw three-hit ball into the eighth inning.
The Red Sox won 5-1 to win the series 4 games to 1AP:Associated Press
They defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers in game five of the 2018 World Series at Dodger StadiumUSA TODAY Sports
Boston Red Sox pitcher Chris Sale celebrates after defeating the Los Angeles DodgersUSA TODAY Sports
There were scenes of jubilation this evening after the Boston Red Sox clinched the World SeriesGetty Images – Getty
Pearce hit two home runs, a night after his homer and double spurred a late rally.
Mookie Betts and J.D. Martinez also connected as the Red Sox hit three homers off Clayton Kershaw.
Los Angeles lost Game 7 of the World Series last year to Houston, also at Dodger Stadium by the same 5-1 score.
The Red Sox also became the third franchise to win a World Series in four consecutive appearances, along with the Cardinals and Yankees.
Red Sox starter David Price, who pounded his chest upon leaving the field after the seventh, went seven-plus innings, giving up a run on three hits and two walks. He struck out five.
Price won his third consecutive postseason start, two in this World Series alone, after not earning a victory in any of his previous 11 playoff starts.



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Los Angeles lost in the World Series for the second year in a row, having dropped the 2017 Fall Classic to the Houston Astros in seven games.
The Red Sox not only went 7-0 in the postseason when facing a left-handed starter, but they were 10-0 when they scored the first run of the game.
Red Sox manager Alex Cora became just the fifth person to win the World Series in his first season as a major league skipper.

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