The Pirates host the New York Yankees tonight at 7:05 in PNC Park. Former Pirate pitcher Jameson Taillon returns to Pittsburgh for the first time to start for the Yankees tonight.
The Minnesota Twins pulled off the first 8-5 triple play — meaning from the centerfielder to the third baseman — in MLB history in their 6-3 win over the Chicago White Sox yesterday (July 4th). Chicago runners were on first and second base in the bottom of the seventh inning when A.J. Pollock hit a fly ball that centerfielder Byron Buxton caught at the wall for the first out. He then threw to third baseman Gio Urshela, who tagged Yoan Moncada out as he returned to second before stepping on the bag to retire Adam Engel.
Second-seeded Roger Nadal, 2019 women’s champion Simona Halep, and Americans Taylor Fritz and Amanda Anisimova were among those who won their matches at Wimbledon yesterday (July 4th) to advance to the quarterfinals. Fritz, who’s seeded 11th, is the last American man left in the tournament and 20th-seeded Anisimova is the last American woman.
Joey Chestnut won Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July hot dog eating contest for a 15th time yesterday (July 4th), getting down 63 hot dogs and buns. Chestnut faced an extra obstacle this year as a protester wearing a Darth Vader mask rushed the stage, but Chestnut put him in a brief chokehold before contest officials quickly took the protester away.
Women’s record-holder Miki Sudo won the women’s competition by eating 40 hot dogs and buns after skipping last year because she was pregnant. The contest returned to its traditional location outside Nathan’s flagship shop in Coney Island after being relocated in 2020 and 2021 because of the pandemic.