The Baltimore Orioles’ game in their home stadium in Baltimore Sunday has been postponed. “Due to safety concerns, the umpire crew chief and police asked that the game be postponed,” said MLB spokesman Pat Courtney. The eighth inning was just beginning when home plate umpire John Tumpane  or someone on his crew motioned Orioles manager Buck Showalter to come out of the dugout.

“I was worried about my players, to be honest with you,” Showalter said after receiving news of the postponement. Fans were encouraged to remain at Camden Yards, but most had already left. As they exited, crowd chants could be heard echoing through empty stadium seats: “Let’s go Orioles!” Police cars with flashing lights surrounded the stadium, and a helicopter flew overhead. “We did what we were supposed to do,” Showalter said of his team’s largely empty locker room. “Everybody else needs to do their job.”

On April 29th, the Orioles’ game against the White Sox in Baltimore was postponed due to safety concerns after protests and violence broke out in the city

The series was later moved to Chicago. Meanwhile, the Tampa Bay Rays’ game against the Texas Rangers has also been postponed due to weather concerns. The entire series between the two teams has been rescheduled for August and will be played in St. Petersburg and Arlington (ESPN).

who won the orioles game

The Orioles defeated the Yankees 5 to 4 in a nail-biter of a game. Manny Machado went 2 for 3 and scored three runs, including the winning run in the bottom of the 9th inning . Chris Davis walked twice and drove in two batters. Scott Feldman got his first win of 2014 pitching 5 innings allowing only one earned run.

The Yankees, behind the strong hitting of Derek Jeter, knocked in four runs on five hits. Brett Gardner went 3 for 5 with two doubles and an RBI. Hiroki Kuroda got the loss after only pitching 4 innings allowing three runs on seven hits. The Orioles are now 1 -1 to start off their season while the Yankees are 1 -1 as well.

The protests began on April 25th after the funeral of Freddie Gray, who died while in police custody

The protest turned violent after protestors smashed police car windows, destroyed public property and started fires. Police in riot gear were sent to keep control of the city. At least twenty people were arrested during the riots (CNN). On April 27th, Baltimore mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake imposed a 10pm curfew for all residents. The Orioles game on April 29th was postponed due to the unrest

on Monday a, may 11, small group of protestors blocked the entrance to BWI airport. Maryland governor Larry Hogan declared a state of emergency and activated the state’s National Guard. On May 12th, Baltimore police arrested at least seven people during protests (Baltimore Sun). In total, thirty six people (twenty five of whom were civilians) have been arrested since April 25th. The Orioles game against the White Sox was postponed on April 29th due to safety concerns after protests and violence broke out in the city.

The game was rescheduled for May 28th, but it is unclear if that game will be played or not due to the ongoing protests and violence in Baltimore

On May 15th, the Orioles opened their home stadium where five protestors were arrested (Baltimore Sun). The protests and riots have costed seventy million dollars to city damages (CNN Money).

A state of emergency was declared by Baltimore mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake on April 27th due to unrest caused by violent protests following Freddie Gray’s death. The Orioles game against the White Sox was postponed on April 29th due to safety concerns after protests and violence broke out in the city. On May 1st, twenty six people were arrested during a protest that blocked highway I-83 (Baltimore Sun).

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