Detroit Tigers' superstar pitcher Justin Verlander has a lot going on these days, professionally and in his personal life. He must feel like one very blessed man! Find out why after the jump.

First and foremost, for the Tigers' fans, you know that Justin pitched a shutout until the ninth inning, and despite a very close call, they held on to win against the New York Yankees by a score of 2-1. One more win tonight has the potential to send Detroit to the World Series.

Now, for Justin's personal life. It's been rumored that he has been dating gorgeous model Kate Upton. You might remember her from the cover of the 'Sports Illustrated' swim suite issue. She has been seen at a few Tiger's games at Comerica Park and she and Justin have been seen around Detroit together as well. They have been very quiet about their romance, but Justin's grandfather was happy to spill the beans. "I heard he has been on dates with a Sports Illustrated girl. I saw a photo--she's beautiful," he told a celebrity news site recently. "they make a good-looking pair because he's a good-looking man too.

Justin is a very lucky guy, don't you think? Do you think that the Tigers will make it to the World Series?