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Major League Baseball has postponed the Baltimore Orioles’ Tuesday home game against the Chicago White Sox amidst rampant violence in the city of Baltimore.
The Orioles released a statement that after consulting with the MLB, as well as officials from the city of Baltimore and the state of Maryland, the team would postpone the game.
After consultation with MLB & state & local officials, tonight’s game between the Orioles & the White Sox at Oriole Park has been postponed.
— Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) April 28, 2015
The city of Baltimore is currently under a lockdown amidst ongoing violence, looting and riots following the funeral of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old African-American man who suffered fatal spinal injuries while in police custody.
Makeup dates for Monday or Tuesday’s games have yet to be announced. The Orioles are scheduled to play the White Sox again Wednesday, have a day off Thursday, followed by a three-game weekend series against Tampa Bay. Baltimore’s mayor initiated a citywide curfew from 10 pm to 5 am (EST).
The Baltimore Sun reported that MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred has suggested that the Orioles could play the home games elsewhere, such as the Washington Nationals’ home field.