Monday’s White Sox/Orioles game postponed due to ongoing protests and violence in Baltimore

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Protests and violence continue in Baltimore after the recent death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray. The White Sox and Orioles were slated to play tonight at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, but the game has officially been postponed:

It’s the right call to ensure the safety of everyone involved. The status of the other games this week are unclear, but MLB commissioner Rob Manfred told Steve Melewski of MASN Sports that it’s possible they could be played elsewhere. Baseball feels secondary at a time like this, anyway. Stay safe, Baltimore.

UPDATE: Maryland governor Larry Hogan has declared a state of emergency while Baltimore mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has announced a citywide 10 p.m.-5 a.m. curfew for the city beginning Tuesday. The curfew will last for least one week. Rich Dubroff of CSNBaltimore.com writes that the remaining games against the White Sox this week could be played in the afternoon. The Nationals are away this week, so another possibility could be to move the games to Washington, D.C.