People.com Entertainment Sports Kate Upton Congratulates Husband Justin Verlander on Making World Series: 'So Proud of You!' After winning Game 6 against the New York Yankees on Saturday, the Houston Astros will square off against the Washington Nationals in the 2019 World Series By Jen Juneau Jen Juneau Twitter Jen Juneau is a digital news writer for PEOPLE. A '90s teen and horror film connoisseur, she started at the brand in 2016, after a decade of working as a technical writer and then moonlighting as a journalist beginning in 2013. Originally from New Orleans, Jen grew up both in NOLA and Florida and eventually attended the University of Central Florida in Orlando (still her home base!), where she earned a bachelor's in English/technical communication, with a minor in magazine journalism. People Editorial Guidelines Published on October 21, 2019 10:14 AM Share Tweet Pin Email The Houston Astros are going to the World Series for the second time in two years — and Kate Upton couldn’t be more proud of her husband, pitcher Justin Verlander. Upton sang Verlander’s praises on Instagram, Sunday, sharing celebratory videos and photos to her Instagram feed and Story. She chronicled moments both during and after Saturday’s Game 6 that saw the Astros best the New York Yankees 6 to 4, securing their spot in the MLB finals. On her story, the 27-year-old supermodel re-shared Verlander’s photo of himself holding up the team’s American League Championship trophy, as well as video footage of the game’s winning moment and subsequent celebrations from the stands at Minute Maid Park in Houston. “WORLD SERIES BOUND!!! So proud of you @justinverlander!! 😍🎉 CONGRATS ASTROS!!” Upton captioned a particularly joyous snap of Verlander, 36, hugging his smiling wife and lifting her into the air. Bob Levey/Getty Justin Verlander (L) and Kate Upton. Bob Levey/Getty Justin Verlander (R) and Kate Upton. Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Getty Bob Levey/Getty The Washington Nationals Will Play in a World Series for the First Time Ever The Astros’ big win came two days after Upton took the couple’s 11-month-old daughter Genevieve to watch her dad play in Game 4 at Yankee Stadium in New York City. Genevieve showed off her full support for her dad, wearing a personalized jean jacket that featured the athlete’s name and uniform number, as well as the Astros logo. “Go Daddy! We are ready for #Game4 !!! #goastros @justinverlander,” Upton captioned the sweet photo of their baby girl getting ready to watch the game from the stands. Genevieve seemed to have proven quite the good luck charm for Verlander, who helped lead his team to an 8-to-3 victory over the Yankees. RELATED VIDEO: Supermodel Kate Upton Marries Astros’ Justin Verlander Just Days After His World Series Win Verlander and Upton married in an ultra-posh wedding in Italy on Nov. 4, 2017, just days after the baseball pro pitched in the World Series that year — which helped clinch the Astros’ first-ever MLB championship win, against the Los Angeles Dodgers. “It’s such a crazy dream-come-true moment and two of those happened within a span of a couple days,” Verlander told PEOPLE in March 2018. “Two life-changing events happened in the same week; it just doesn’t happen like that too often. As my brother-in-law loves to point out at the wedding, it was pretty much the pinnacle of my life, and now from there, it’s downhill! All in good jest, you know.” “It was such an amazing week with two things that you can’t beat it,” he added at the time. “It was the best experience ever, and I don’t take it for granted.” Game 1 of the 2019 World Series between the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals will take place Tuesday at 8 p.m. EST.