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Wednesday's White Sox-Yankees game postponed

The second game of the series is postponed due to the hazardous air quality conditions in New York.

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The White Sox-Yankees contest slated for Wednesday evening is postponed, according to the Yankees and MLB. The two teams will play a doubleheader on Thursday at 4:05 p.m. and 7 p.m. EST.

The postponement is a result of the hazardous air quality conditions in New York. Canada wildfires have caused the air quality to decrease significantly in New York, releasing a hazy, smoky environment in the city.

New York residents received an alert regarding the poor air quality in the city. The alert notified residents the air quality rating currently rests at 234. Anything over a 300 rating is considered very unhealthy and hazardous for humans to breathe.

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On Tuesday, a hazy, yellowish smoke was visible to viewers during the first game of the White Sox-Yankees series. Since then, it's worsened in New York, as pictures of the scene flooded social media leading up to the game.

The White Sox emerged victorious from the first game on Tuesday, 3-0. Lucas Giolito pitched six, no-hit innings; Seby Zavala hit two home runs; Liam Hendriks earned his first save since winning his battle with cancer. They can notch a series win with a victory in either game tomorrow.

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