Detroit Tigers game against Minnesota Twins postponed to protest racial injustice

Detroit Free Press

Thursday’s scheduled 7:10 p.m. game between the Detroit Tigers and Minnesota Twins at Comerica Park has been postponed to protest racial injustice and inequality, the teams announced.

The game will be made up Friday at 1:10 p.m. as part of a seven-inning doubleheader. The Tigers and Twins were set for a four-game series Thursday-Sunday.

MLB teams have followed the NBA’s lead on not playing games in the wake of Sunday’s shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man, in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and the resulting fallout that led to the shooting of two protesters by 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse this week. 

[ Tigers GM Al Avila supports player protests: ‘The world needs a lot more love’ ]

WNBA players also went on strike leading to postponed games Wednesday, and three MLB games were postponed after players decided to sit out. The Tigers decided to play and won, 7-6, over the Chicago Cubs.

[ Tigers shut down Matt Manning, Alex Faedo for rest of 2020 ]

The NHL postponed its Thursday playoff games.

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