Orioles v White Sox postponed due to Baltimore riots

Decision announced by MLB commissioner less than an hour before the scheduled first pitch.

    The game was called off in consultation with the police [Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports]
    The game was called off in consultation with the police [Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports]

    Major League Baseball's game between the White Sox and Orioles was postponed due to violence on the streets of Baltimore. 

    The decision was announed by MLB commissioner Ron Manfred less than one hour before the scheduled first pitch on Monday.

    The Orioles called off the game in consultation with the Baltimore City Police Department, according to a release by the team.

    Manfred said it is possible the rest of the series could be played at another site and did not rule out Nationals Park in Washington

    Elsewhere, second baseman Daniel Murphy hit a three-run homer in the top of the ninth inning, leading the red-hot Mets to a 3-1 win over the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park.

    New York hit the winning runs off of Marlins closer Steve Cishek (0-1). Center fielder Juan Lagares led off the ninth with a double on a fly that went over the head of Marlins center fielder Marcell Ozuna, who did not judge the ball properly.

    The Detroit Tigers got three hits from shortstop Jose Iglesias and a quality start from left-hander David Price in a 5-4 win over the Minnesota Twins at Target Field.

    Other results:

    Cubs 4, Pirates 0

    Braves 8, Nationals 4

    Reds 9, Brewers 6

    Yankees 4, Rays 1

    Red Sox 6, Blue Jays 5

    Mariners 3, Rangers 1

    Phillies 4, Cardinals 1

    Royals 6, Indians 2

    SOURCE: Reuters


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