The New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays teamed up on social media Thursday night to raise awareness about gun violence in the United States.

In the wake of recent mass shootings, the clubs opted to use their platforms to provide "facts about gun violence in America" instead of providing any live commentary about Thursday's game.

"We all deserve to be safe -- in schools, grocery stores, places of worship, our neighborhoods, houses and America," the Rays posted prior to first pitch. "The most recent shootings in Buffalo and Uvalde have shaken us to the core.

"This cannot become normal. We cannot become numb. We cannot look the other way. We all know, if nothing changes, nothing changes."

The Yankees have 3.6 million Twitter followers, while the Rays have more than 652,000.