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Congressional Republicans dealt their Democratic counterparts a drubbing in a lopsided 31-11 win at the Congressional Baseball Game on Wednesday night.

GOP crushes Dems 31-11 in Congressional Baseball Game rout

Congressional Republicans dealt their Democratic counterparts a drubbing in a lopsided 31-11 win at the Congressional Baseball Game on Wednesday night.

Democrats led briefly in the second inning, 5-4. But their advantage didn’t last and the GOP ran away with the game thanks to a combined total of 15 runs in the third, fourth and fifth innings.

To add insult to injury, Republicans ran up the score in the top of the seventh inning, putting up a whopping 10 runs. The pick of the bunch was a three-run inside-the-park home run by Rep. August Pfluger (R-Texas).

There was some disruption early on when climate protesters interrupted the game by running into the outfield. U.S. Capitol Police officers quickly tackled the demonstrators. And for the rest of the game, law enforcement encircled the outfield to protect the members.

According to organizers, this year’s game raised over $2 million for local charities.

— Max Cohen

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