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Verlander-Upton Rumors the Talk of Tiger Town

Do you think that the Detroit Tigers' star pitcher and the Sports Illustrated cover girl are an item?

Does Michigan have a new power couple?

Detroit Tigers' star pitcher Justin Verlander and Sports Illustrated 2012 swimsuit edition cover model Kate Upton have been the focus of rumors lately after being .

Adding fuel to the rumors, it seems, was Verlander's lackluster performance in Wednesday's Major League Baseball All-Star Game. The American League's starting pitcher gave up five runs en route to an 8-0 loss to the National League.

"Clearly Kate Upton is the new Yoko," wrote @reeviespeevies, comparing the 20-year-old St. Joseph native to Yoko Ono of Beatles infamy.

Neither Verlander nor Upton have publicly commented on the nature of their relationship. Earlier this year, they starred in two commercials promoting the "MLB 2K12" video game.

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