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Giants to play doubleheader against Dodgers on Thursday

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The Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers made a joint decision to postpone Wednesday's game at Oracle Park after the NBA, MLB and other leagues boycotted games in response to the shooting of Jacob Blake by a Wisconsin police officer.

Wednesday's postponed game will be played Thursday as part of a doubleheader between the two NL West rivals. Each game will last seven innings, with the first scheduled to begin at 1:05 p.m. "Giants Pregame Live" will start at 12:30 p.m.

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"Throughout our country’s history, sport has been a powerful vehicle towards change," the two teams said in a joint statement. "The Dodgers and Giants proudly join our players in the shared goal for a more equitable and just society."

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Thursday's doubleheader will complete the 10-game season series between LA and San Francisco. The two sides have split the first eight games, with the Giants winning Tuesday's contest 10-8 in extra innings on a walk-off home run

Entering play Wednesday, the Giants and Dodgers were slated to face each other in the first round of the playoffs.