Braves, Nationals meet for doubleheader after Navy Yard tragedy

6:44 AM, Sep 17, 2013   |    comments
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WASHINGTON DC -- Monday's game between the Atlanta Braves and the Washington Nationals was postponed due to the shooting at the DC Navy Yard.

General Manager of the Nationals Mike Rizzo said that after consulting with officials from the MLB, the decision was made after deciding that playing Monday's game would be unrealistic.

"We thought it was inappropriate to play a Major League baseball game with such tragedy right down the street," Rizzo said. 

The two teams are scheduled to play a split doubleheader tomorrow in DC. Games are set for 1:05 and 7:05 p.m.

As the MLB reports, the Braves (89-60) bring the magic number 4 four to the field as they try to clinch the division title over the Nationals (79-70). 

Nationals Park and the Navy Yard share the same Metro stop on M Street in the city's southeastern side.

During Monday's Navy Yard investigation, some of the parking lots used by fans for baseball games were used as staging areas for families of Navy Yard employees.

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