Jonny Gomes (L) and Jacoby Ellsbury (R) look on during the national anthem prior to a game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Fenway Park on April 15, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. Teams wore jersey number 42 in honor of Jackie Robinson Day. Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images
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BOSTON (AP) -- Major League Baseball says Jackie Robinson Day ceremonies will remain in place at stadiums around the country, but several teams will hold moments of silence for victims of the bombings at the Boston Marathon.

Players on the Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays, like all players across baseball, wore uniforms with the No. 42 on Monday. Their game ended about an hour before the two bombings near the finish line killed two and injured more than 80.

Baseball spokesman Pat Courtney says MLB always makes security its top priority at stadiums and will continue to do so in light of what the league called a "horrible occurrence" in Boston.

Baseball is celebrating its fifth Jackie Robinson Day -- the 66th anniversary of his breaking baseball's racial barrier with the Brooklyn Dodgers.

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