Violence prompts postponement of Baltimore Orioles' hosting of Chicago White Sox

Seven police officers reportedly were injured in clashes with protestors Monday afternoon a few miles from Camden Yards.

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Violent protests in Baltimore have forced the postponement of the Chicago White Sox's series opener against the Orioles in MLB.

The Orioles announced the decision about an hour before first pitch was scheduled.

"An announcement regarding a make-up date will be made asap. Fans are encouraged to keep their tickets parking until more info is available," the Orioles tweeted.

The Baltimore Sun reported seven police officers were injured in clashes with protesters on Monday afternoon near Mondawmin Mall, which is approximately three miles north-west of Camden Yards.

The unrest prompted the University of Maryland, Baltimore and several downtown businesses and government buildings to close early.

Reports throughout the late afternoon suggested the Orioles-White Sox game would go on, though media at the ballpark reported about 90 minutes before game time that police had ordered some of the gates to be closed.

Tensions have been high in the city since 25-year-old Freddie Gray died in police custody on April 19.

Gray's funeral was held on Monday.

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