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Orioles home game postponed again tonight

Written by The Associated Press | Apr 28, 2015 10:52 AM
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Maryland state troopers stand guard, earlier today as people clean up after an evening of riots following the funeral of Freddie Gray on Monday, in Baltimore.

(Baltimore) -- For the second night in a row, the Baltimore Orioles' game scheduled for tonight against the Chicago White Sox has been postponed in the wake of Monday's rioting in the streets of Baltimore.

No makeup date has been announced.  

The street violence also forced the postponement of Monday night's game at Camden Yards.

The team says it made the decision after consulting with Major League Baseball as well as the state and city.

The Maryland National Guard says it will have about 2,000 members deployed in Baltimore today -- and that the force could build up to 5,000.

A spokesman says the goal will be to patrol the streets and "ensure that we are protecting property.''

Yesterday, rioters set police cars and buildings on fire, looted stores, and threw rocks, bottles and bricks at police in riot gear.

Baltimore public schools were closed today and the mayor has imposed a 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. curfew, beginning tonight.

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