Justin Verlander, Kate Upton

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Will Kate Upton be spending her birthday night watching boyfriend Justin Verlander playing ball?

The Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover model, who turns 22 today, was spotted having lunch yesterday with the Detroit Tigers pitcher at Tavern on Rush in Chicago. "They seemed very happy," a source tells E! News.

And it just so happens that Verlander has a game tonight in the Windy City.

Upton enjoyed a pre-birthday celebration last night with five girlfriends at Chicago tiki bar, Three Dots and a Dash.

"She looked stunning in a red dress," another source reports. "They toasted with champagne at midnight."


If the next year is anything like the last for Upton, it will be anything but boring.

Among her many accomplishments, Upton appeared on her third cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, co-starred with Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann in the box office hit The Other Woman, landed the cover of Vogue in June and was named Model of the year at the 10th annual Style Awards at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York.

Most recently, Upton made her debut as the new face of Express.

Now we just want to know what Verlander gave her for her birthday.

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