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MLB: Padres-Nationals suspended due to gunfire near stadium

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Saturday night’s game between the San Diego Padres and host Washington Nationals was suspended after 5 1/2 innings due to a shooting incident outside the third base gate at Nationals Park.

The Padres were leading 8-4.

When the players left the field after the top of the sixth, fans were asked to leave the ballpark through the center field and right field gates.

Metropolitan Police said four people were injured by gunfire outside the stadium.

The game is to resume Sunday at 1:05 p.m. Eastern and be played until a nine-inning conclusion. The regular game will follow the end of the suspended game.

The Padres scored five runs in the first three innings and added three in the top of the sixth on four straight singles against Nationals reliever Kyle Finnegan.

Tommy Pham and Fernando Tatis Jr., the first two hitters in the San Diego lineup, each reached base in all four of their plate appearances. Pham was 2-for-2 with two walks and two runs scored. Tatis was 4-for-4 with a double, a stolen base, two runs scored and two RBIs.

The Padres’ biggest hit was a two-run double by second baseman Ha-Seong Kim off Nationals starter Patrick Corbin to make it 5-1 in the top of the third.

Ryan Zimmerman hit a three-run homer off Padres starter Blake Snell in the bottom of the third to narrow the Nationals’ deficit to 5-4.

The Padres’ Webster Rivas opened the sixth with a single, and after pinch-hitter Jurickson Profar lined out to right, Corbin was replaced by Finnegan. Pham, Tatis, Jake Cronenworth and Manny Machado followed with singles.

Cronenworth and Machado each had two RBIs.

–Field Level Media

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