LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – The Dodgers reportedly walked off the field Wednesday at Oracle Park just minutes before a scheduled game against the San Francisco Giants.
According to CBS Sports, both the Dodgers-Giants and Mariners-Padres games were postponed after the NBA postponed its scheduled games for Wednesday after players refused to take the court in protest of the police shooting of Jacob Blake.READ MORE: Walter Mondale, Former Vice President, Has Died At Age 93
“Throughout our country’s history, sport has been a powerful vehicle toward change,” the Dodgers said in a statement. The Dodgers and Giants proudly join our players in the shared goal for a more equitable and just society.”
On Wednesday night, it was announced that Dodgers and the Giants will play a doubleheader Thursday in San Francisco.
The Milwaukee Brewers later decided to join the boycott for their scheduled game against the Cincinnati Reds, according to reports.READ MORE: Hester Ford, The Oldest Living American, Has Died
All other MLB games were expected to be played Wednesday night.
Shortly after, Major League Soccer announced that its five remaining matches on Wednesday were all being canceled, including LAFC’s match with Real Salt Lake and the L.A. Galaxy’s match with Seattle.
In a statement, the L.A. Galaxy said it will “stand behind our players, the Black community, and Los Angeles in the fight against systemic racism, social inequality and injustice.”
Blake was shot several times in the back Sunday as he tried to enter his vehicle after a confrontation with police. Authorities have not provided any information about what led to the shooting, which was captured on video.MORE NEWS: Garcetti Proposes Nearly $1B To Battle LA Homelessness Crisis
Blake remains hospitalized with serious injuries.