Orioles beat Blue Jays in 1st game at Camden Yards with fans since riots
Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

For the first time since April 26, the Baltimore Orioles played in front of their home fans.

The Orioles, who hadn't played at Camden Yards since defeating the Chicago White Sox in a game closed to the public nearly two weeks ago, secured their first home victory of the month with a 5-2 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday.

The club's return home prompted fans on social media to dub the game "Re-Opening Day" in Baltimore.

"I missed my own bed," center fielder Adam Jones told reporters prior to the game. "We were supposed to be on the road for a week and it turned into an actual 10 days. We got to do what we got to do. I'm glad to be back here in Baltimore."

The team wore special home uniforms with "Baltimore" on the front of the shirt instead of "Orioles" in the wake of violent rioting that had consumed the city over the last month.

The civil unrest prompted the league to close the Orioles' April 29 game against the White Sox to the public and displace them to St. Petersburg the following weekend to host three games against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. The Orioles then traveled to New York for a six-game road trip before returning to Baltimore for their series with the Blue Jays.

Monday's announced attendance was 20,468.

Orioles beat Blue Jays in 1st game at Camden Yards with fans since riots
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