The game was rescheduled as part of a day-night doubleheader Tuesday.
"It's a very emotional day. An extremely horrific act happened very near to the ballpark," Nationals General Manager
One of the stadium's parking lots was used for families of the Navy Yard employees to meet after the evacuation of the facility.
The postponement was announced shortly after 3 p.m., about four hours before the scheduled start.
With some streets north of the stadium closed, there was heavy traffic on South Capitol Street, parallel to the third base line. Potomac Street, parallel to the first base line, was blocked by police. Police activity was visible around the stadium, and sirens could be heard throughout the afternoon.
Players from both teams were in the clubhouses at the time of the postponement along with stadium employees.
The doubleheader will open a three-game series. The Braves have a 10-game lead over second-place Washington in the
Pitching prospect to start for
Top pitching prospect Yordano Ventura will make his major league debut for the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night when he takes
Duffy has been experiencing inflammation in his surgically repaired left elbow, and the Royals decided to give Ventura the start in a crucial series with playoff implications.
The Royals were 31/2 games behind front-runners Texas and Tampa Bay in the
Ventura was 5-4 with a 3.74 earned-run average at triple-A Omaha, helping the
Jhonny Peralta is expected to leave for the instructional league this week so he can keep working toward rejoining the Detroit Tigers after completing his 50-game suspension.
Peralta was Detroit's starting shortstop, but the Tigers acquired