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Protests force postponement of O's-White Sox on Monday

BALTIMORE -- As violent protests for Freddie Gray moved through Baltimore, and closer to Camden Yards, the Orioles postponed Monday night's game against the White Sox.

The team made the announcement on their JumboTron, after consultation with the Baltimore City Police Department. As riots moved downtown, all but two gates at Camden Yards were shut down.

An announcement regarding the makeup date will be made as soon as possible. Fans are encouraged to keep their tickets and parking passes until more information is made available.

This is not the first time MLB games have been postponed because of civil unrest. The Orioles and Tigers had a game postponed on July 25, 1967, because of riots in Detroit, and the final two games of the series were played in Baltimore. In 1992, the Dodgers had four home games postponed following the Rodney King verdict.

The city of Baltimore is experiencing civil unrest following the death of Gray, a 25-year-old black man who died on April 19 from injuries suffered while in police custody.

Brittany Ghiroli is a reporter for Read her blog, Britt's Bird Watch, and follow her on Facebook and Twitter @britt_ghiroli.
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