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Baltimore Orioles to play Chicago White Sox in empty ballpark

By Alex Butler
Baltimore Orioles to play Chicago White Sox in empty ballpark
Baltimore Orioles left fielder Alejandro De Aza (12) is congratulated by first baseman Chris Davis (19) after scoring against the Boston Red Sox in the first inning at Orioles Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, MD. on April 25, 2015. UPI/Mark Goldman | License Photo

BALTIMORE, April 28 (UPI) -- In an unprecedented move, the Baltimore Orioles will close the gates to Oriole Park at Camden yards to the public for its game Wednesday against the Chicago White Sox, according to NBC News.

Wednesday's game will also be moved from 7:05 p.m. to 2:05 p.m. The Orioles have already canceled its second consecutive game Tuesday, following the city's riots that resulted in a curfew and deployment of police and the National Guard.

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Monday and Tuesday's games will be made up in a Thursday double-header. The Orioles weekend series against the Tampa Bay Rays will be moved on the road to Tampa.

"After conversations with the Orioles and local officials, we believe that these decisions are in the best interests of fan safety and the deployment of City resources," MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said.

"Our thoughts are with all those who have been affected by violence in Baltimore, and everyone in our game hopes for peace and the safety of a great American city."

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