Orioles game postponed amid protests in Baltimore

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Orioles game postponed amid protests in Baltimore
Monday April 27th, 2015

Monday night’s game between the Baltimore Orioles and Chicago White Sox at Camden Yards has been postponed, the team announced

Protesters have clashed with police on Monday in the city of Baltimore, with the Associated Press reporting that police said at least seven officers were injured in "a violent clash with a large group of youths."

The protests are in response to the death of Freddie Gray, who died April 19 after suffering a fatal spinal injury while in police custody.

The Orioles consulted with the Baltimore Police Department before making the decision. Manager Buck Showalter had told reporters earlier that the Orioles would adjust game plans if they needed to.

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred, who was already scheduled to speak to the media at Camden Yards on Monday, said it's possible that the other games in the series could be played elsewhere. 

On Saturday, the Baltimore mayor's office and city police department asked fans at Camden Yards for a game to remain in the park due to protests in the area that turned violent earlier in the day. It was not until after the game ended that the gates were re-opened and fans allowed to exit the ballpark. 

The protests were largely peaceful on Saturday and in the week leading up to Saturday's game. Gray's funeral was held on Monday.

- Molly Geary

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