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Democrats, Republicans unite for annual Congressional Baseball Game in Washington

Democrats and Republicans came together Thursday night for the yearly Congressional Baseball Game at Nationals Park in Washington, one day after House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) was shot during the GOP's practice in Alexandria, Virginia.

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The Democrats won 11-2, but House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), during a joint interview with House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), told CNN they were all on "Team Scalise," and the Democrats gave their trophy to him. Players on both sides wore Louisiana State University hats as a nod to Scalise, who remains in critical condition following several surgeries.

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Capitol Police special agent David Bailey, who was injured during the shooting, surprised the crowd by coming out on crutches and throwing the first pitch. More than 20,000 tickets were sold for the game, and $1 million was raised for Congressional Sports for Charity. Catherine Garcia

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