What’s Happening in Sports: June 14, 2022

June 14th, 2022 features a jam-packed 16-game MLB Tuesday highlighted by Aaron Judge‘s Yankees facing Wander Franco‘s Rays in a divisional battle. Christian Yelich‘s slumping Brewers visit Francisco Lindor‘s NL-leading Mets, the Phillies host Miami after Rhys Hoskins‘ walk-off double, and Max Fried leads the Braves’ quest for a 13th-straight win in Washington. The Finals move back to Boston after Golden State’s comfortable win (despite Curry‘s struggles) pushed BOS to the brink, while QB’s settle into their new teams at NFL minicamps. 

See what happened in sports on June 14th last year, headlined by the Clippers and Hawks getting even at 2-2 with No. 1 seeds Utah and Philly, Kawhi‘s rim-rattling poster as he and PG13 each had 30-plus in their win, and the NBA releasing their All-Defensive teams as well as what happened in sports on June 14th, 2020 ft. ESPN’s ‘Long Gone Summer’ documentary premiering plus the anniversary of Michael Jordan’s iconic game-winner over the Utah Jazz in Game 6 to seal a championship. 

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN SPORTS OVERVIEW: This daily sports post includes real headlines only (no clickbait rumors), all of the best highlights, interesting facts & records from around the NFL, NBA, & MLB, the main games to watch, notable birthdays, and a quick recap of significant events on this day in sports history. 

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Jun 12, 2022
Matt Carpenter made Yankees history with the most HR (6) during a player’s 1st 10 games with the team after the 36-year-old 3x All-Star signed a minor-league deal to spark the Yankees massive 18-4 win over the Cubs

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Jun 11, 2022
Ronald Acuna became the 1st player to hit 25 career leadoff HR during his 1st 5 career seasons in MLB history as the reigning champion Braves won their 10th game in a row

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Jun 10, 2022
Golden State Warriors outscored the Boston Celtics 17-3 during the final 5 MIN of NBA Finals Game 4 to avoid a 3-1 deficit as Steph Curry put the team on his back with 43 PTS

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Jun 10, 2022
Las Vegas Raiders signed WR Hunter Renfrow to a 2y/$32M extension ($21M gtd)

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Jun 10, 2022
Charlotte Hornets have named Golden State Warriors asst. HC & former Brooklyn Nets HC Kenny Atkinson its new HC on a 4-year deal

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Jun 10, 2022
Detroit Tigers 2018 No.1 overall pick ace SP Casey Mize will undergo Tommy John surgery that will force him to miss the rest of 2022 and likely all of 2023 as well

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Jun 10, 2022
Minnesota Twins top prospect SS Royce Lewis suffered a torn ACL and will undergo season-ending surgery, concluding his promising rookie season (.300/.317/.550) after just 12 games

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Jun 10, 2022
Tampa Bay Rays CP Andrew Kittredge will undergo Tommy John surgery that will end his 2022 season and likely his entire 2023 season as well

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Jun 09, 2022
Minnesota Twins hit 3 consecutive HR to start a game for the 1st time in franchise history

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Jun 09, 2022
Shohei Ohtani dominated against the Red Sox as a Pitcher (7 IP, 1 ER, 6 Ks, 4 H, 2 BB) & Hitter (2-4, 1 HR, 2 RBI) to help the Angels finally end their 14-game losing streak while Mike Trout’s still out with a groin injury

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CARPENTER RAKING IN NY

 

HISTORIC HR IN NEW YORK

 

ROBBIE LAID OUT IN RIGHT

 

WALSH WENT FOR CYCLE

 

EDMAN WALKS OFF REDS

 

MARINERS OUTCLUTCH SOX

 

WHAT A PLAY BY A PITCHER

 

BENNY FULL EXTENSION

 

ROCKIES BLEW THE GAME

 

STEPH WAS SENSATIONAL

 

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Jun 12, 2022
Matt Carpenter recorded the most HR (6) during a player’s 1st 10 games with the New York Yankees in franchise history

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Jun 12, 2022
Matt Carpenter recorded the highest SLG (1.125) during a player’s 1st 10 GP with any franchise in AL history [min 30 PA]

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Jun 12, 2022
Matt Carpenter is the 1st non-rookie to have 6 of his 1st 7 season Hits all be HR in MLB history [since 1900]

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Jun 12, 2022
Kyle Higashioka hit the slowest-measured pitch (35.1 MPH) to go for a HR in MLB history [tracking began 2008] as Cubs 1B Frank Schwindel was pitching

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Jun 12, 2022
This is the 1st time the Mets & Yankees are the 1st 2 teams to reach 40 Wins during the same season in MLB history

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Jun 12, 2022
The only season the New York Mets reached 40 Wins during 1 season in franchise history faster than 2022 (62) was 1986 when they won the World Series (56)

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Jun 12, 2022
Most Ks through a Pitcher’s 1st 12 games with the San Francisco Giants in franchise history: 1. 2022 Carlos Rodon (83), T2. 2007 Tim Lincecum & 2020 Kevin Gausman (79), 4. 2016 Johnny Cueto (73)

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Jun 11, 2022
Most leadoff HR during a player’s 1st 5 career seasons in MLB history: 1. Ronald Acuna (25), T2. Hanley Ramirez & George Springer (24), 4. Alfonso Soriano (21)

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Jun 11, 2022
Atlanta Braves & Philadelphia Phillies are the 1st 2 teams to each have losing records through 50 games and then went on 9+ game winning streaks at the same time since the MLB Modern Era [1900]

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Jun 11, 2022
Angels vs. Mets was the 1st to feature a cycle (Jared Walsh), multi-HR game (Mike Trout), and a player hit their 1st career HR (Khalil Lee) during the same game in MLB history

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MLB Tuesday 

7:05 PM: Tampa Bay Rays (35-25) vs. New York Yankees (44-16)

7:10 PM: Milwaukee Brewers (34-28) vs. New York Mets (40-22)

10:10 PM: Los Angeles Angels (29-33) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (37-23)

*All game times listed are in Eastern Standard Time (EST)*

NBA: SG RJ Barrett, New York Knicks (turns 22)

MLB: SS Bobby Witt, Kansas City Royals (22)

NFL: OL Cesar Ruiz, New Orleans Saints (23)

NFL: S Amani Hooker, Tennessee Titans (24)

NBA: PG Gabe Vincent, Miami Heat (26)

NFL: LB Jaylon Smith, Free Agent (27)

NFL: DL Vernon Butler, Las Vegas Raiders (28)

NFL: DE Frank Clark, Kansas City Chiefs (29)

NFL: WR Sammy Watkins, Green Bay Packers (29)

NFL: OL Trai Turner, Washington Commanders (29)

MLB: RP Hector Neris, Houston Astros (33)

2015: Cleveland Cavaliers SF LeBron James became the 2nd player ever to record a 40-point triple-double in the NBA Finals (Jerry West) but the Cavs lost Game 5 as Steph Curry exploded for 37 PTS on 7 3PM en route to the Warriors 1st title in 4 years

2014: SS Jimmy Rollins became the Philadelphia Phillies all-time Hits leader with his 2,235rd career Hit to surpass HOF Mike Schmidt and still holds the franchise record today with 2,306 

2009: Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Orlando Magic in NBA Finals Game 5 to secure HC Phil Jackson’s record-setting 10th NBA Championship, passing the great Red Auerbach 

2000: After NBA MVP Shaquille O’Neal was fouled out in NBA Finals Game 4, All-Star SG Kobe Bryant took over in OT with 8 points to lead the Los Angeles Lakers’ critical win over the Indiana Pacers to take a 3-1 series lead en route to their 1st of 3 consecutive championships

1998: In NBA Finals Game 6, Chicago Bulls SG Michael Jordan hit the iconic “Last Shot” in Utah to secure Chicago’s 6th NBA Championship in 8 years (2nd 3-peat), along with his record 6th Finals MVP award as he shot the most % (52%; 35/67) of a team’s FGA in NBA Playoff history

1995: Houston Rockets completed their sweep of the Orlando Magic in the NBA Finals to become the 1st (and only) team to win the Championship as a non-top-4 seed, winning every series on the road with HOU securing consecutive championships after acquiring Clyde Drexler midseason

1992: Chicago Bulls set an NBA Finals record by overcoming a 15-point deficit entering the 4th quarter to defeat the Portland Trail Blazers in Game 6. SG Michael Jordan became the 1st player to win back-to-back NBA Finals MVP awards and scored the most PTS (759) during a single postseason ever

1990: Detroit Pistons defeated the Trail Blazers 92-90 in Game 5 to win their 2nd consecutive NBA Championship, becoming just the 3rd franchise to successfully defend their Championship (Lakers, Celtics) at the time

1870: After winning 81 consecutive games since forming the previous year, the Cincinnati Red Stockings (1st fully-professional baseball club) suffered their very 1st loss at the hands of the Brooklyn Atlantics, 8-7 in 11 innings

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