Democrats and Republicans play charity ballgame, honor wounded colleague

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WASHINGTON Republicans and Democrats have shown they can engage in a spirited rivalry without rancor - at least on the ballfield.

They played their annual congressional ballgame for charity before a record crowd of 25,000 on Thursday night.

Many on the Republican side were fresh from the horror of the ballfield shooting rampage a day earlier.

Democrats and Republicans played in honor of their grievously wounded colleague, Republican Rep. Steve Scalise. Democrats won in an 11-2 blowout.