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# Empty Seats
Baseball history was made last night in Baltimore
And it was quite surreal.

Updated at 8.20pm

WITH THE ONGOING rioting in Baltimore, Major League Baseball took the unprecedented decision to play the Orioles v Chicago White Sox game behind closed doors on Wednesday.

The game was completely closed to fans but some members of the media and a small number of scouts were allowed watch in Camden Yards.

The two teams took to the field at 7.05pm (GMT) and went about everything pretty much as usual with the national anthem being played before the game got under way.
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The pictures of the action itself make it look like a training game:

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The bars in the stadium still showed the game even though they were empty:

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While fans were locked outside the gates:

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Despite having no fans, the home side won 8-2.

Originally published at 10.30am.

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