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Police stand guard outside of Camden Yards Tuesday after the second straight Orioles game is canceled due to the Baltimore riots.Greg Fiume/Getty Images

Police stand guard outside of Camden Yards Tuesday after the second straight Orioles game is canceled due to the Baltimore riots.

In this aerial photo, Oriole Park at Camden Yards sits empty, Tuesday, April 28, 2015, in Baltimore, as unrest that occurred after Freddie Gray's funeral continues into a second day. The Baltimore Orioles postponed Tuesday's baseball game against the Chicago White Sox, and Wednesday's game will be closed to the public, followed rioting in Baltimore.Patrick Semansky/AP

In this aerial photo, Oriole Park at Camden Yards sits empty, Tuesday, April 28, 2015, in Baltimore, as unrest that occurred after Freddie Gray’s funeral continues into a second day. The Baltimore Orioles postponed Tuesday’s baseball game against the Chicago White Sox, and Wednesday’s game will be closed to the public, followed rioting in Baltimore.

Protestors gather outside of Oriole Park at Camden Yards before a baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles after a rally for Freddie Gray, Saturday, April 25, 2015, in Baltimore.Patrick Semansky/AP

Protestors gather outside of Oriole Park at Camden Yards before a baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles after a rally for Freddie Gray, Saturday, April 25, 2015, in Baltimore.

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BALTIMORE (AP) — The Orioles will play the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday afternoon at Camden Yards in a rare Major League Baseball game closed to the public, a decision that followed rioting in Baltimore.

The announcement of the closed-doors game came after the Orioles postponed games against Chicago on Monday and Tuesday. The start of Wednesday’s game was moved up five hours to 2:05 p.m.

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In addition, the Friday-to-Sunday series against Tampa Bay was shifted from Camden Yards to Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida, with Baltimore remaining the home team and batting last.

Baltimore is off Thursday.

MLB said the postponed games against the White Sox will be made up with a doubleheader on May 28 at 4:05 p.m.

Public schools were shut on Tuesday in Baltimore, and the mayor imposed a 10 p.m.-to-5 a.m. curfew.

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