Orioles vs. White Sox Postponed Due to Protests in Baltimore

Matt Fitzgerald@@MattFitz_geraldCorrespondent IIIApril 27, 2015

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The Baltimore Orioles' home game scheduled for Monday against the Chicago White Sox has been postponed due to unrest in the city.    

In addition to providing the news, the Orioles' official Twitter account added further information regarding rescheduling:

Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reported what MLB commissioner Rob Manfred had to say on the matter, as did MASNSports.com's Steve Melewski:

USA Today's Bob Nightengale reported that MLB will make a decision on if the team's will play a day game at Camden Yards tomorrow by 9 a.m. on Tuesday.

Baltimore has been subject to protests in the aftermath of the April 19 death of Freddie Gray. Demonstrations from Sunday escalated and turned violent and destructive, as USA Today's Yamiche Alcindor reported.

The New York Times' Sheryl Gay Stolberg reported Monday that Baltimore youth clashed with police and reportedly injured at least seven officers following Gray's funeral.

The Baltimore protests are due to the mysterious circumstances surrounding Gray's death and assertions of police brutality. He was only 25 years old when he died a week after being arrested and subsequently dealing with a severe spinal cord injury, per CNN's Dana Ford.

With the protests showing no signs of stopping any time soon, postponing the game was the best option for everyone's safety.

The Orioles are 9-10 to start the 2015 MLB season but have won their last two games. Also winners of back-to-back contests, the White Sox still sit below .500 as well with an 8-9 mark.

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