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Game between Toronto Blue Jays, Boston Red Sox postponed after Jacob Blake shooting

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Warning: This video contains disturbing content. Discretion advised. The Milwaukee Bucks didn’t play Wednesday in a boycott following the police-involved shooting of Jacob Blake. As Erica Vella reports, the boycott resulted in the NBA cancelling games for the rest of the evening. (Aug. 26) – Aug 27, 2020

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Toronto Blue Jays-Boston Red Sox Major League Baseball game on Thursday night has been postponed in the aftermath of the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man, in Wisconsin last weekend.

The Red Sox and Jays put out a joint statement to announce the decision, about 30 minutes before the scheduled first pitch.

The decision was made after Red Sox outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr., who is Black, said he would not play, according to multiple media reports.

Read more: NHL suspends games in solidarity with anti-police brutality protests

The Blue Jays and Red Sox played the second game of their three-game series on Wednesday night in Buffalo, N.Y., after the NBA started a string of postponements across all sports just over an hour before first pitch as the Milwaukee Bucks refused to take the court.

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Multiple reports indiciated at least three other Major League Baseball games would not be played Thursday.

The league postponed three of its games on Wednesday.

Toronto is scheduled to start a four-game series with the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night in Buffalo.

The Blue Jays are playing most of their home games in Buffalo during the COVID-19 pandemic after the federal government quashed a plan for the team to play at Rogers Centre.

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