Detroit Tigers game canceled Thursday after Twins vote not to play due to social injustice

Game will be made up Friday as part of doubleheader

Comerica Park | Photo: Jarrod R./Yelp
Comerica Park | Photo: Jarrod R./Yelp (Photo: Jarrod R./Yelp)

DETROIT – The Detroit Tigers game agains the Minnesota Twins on Thursday night has been canceled after Twins players voted not to play due to social injustice.

On Twitter, the team announced the game will be made up Friday as part of a traditional doubleheader. The first game will start at 1:10 p.m. and both games will be seven innings long, the Tigers announced.

Tigers-Twins is the latest game to be canceled as professional athletes around the country stand up against social injustice after the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

The Milwaukee Bucks were the first team to boycott a game, starting a domino effect that led to all NBA playoff games being postponed Wednesday and Thursday.

Players reportedly voted to continue the postseason during a Thursday meeting.

Some MLB teams followed suit Wednesday, electing not to play in light of the shooting. The Milwaukee Brewers, the only team in Wisconsin, were among those that didn’t play.

The Tigers played their series finale against the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday night before Thursday’s game was canceled.

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