Republican lawmakers were victorious in this year's Congressional Baseball Game for Charity in Washington, D.C., on Thursday night. 

Republicans were leading 4 to Democrats'0 in the 4th inning before the delay and then ended up winning the friendly game, blowing out their opponents 10 to 0.

The lawmakers were the first to take to their first visit to the Nationals Park field, where the Washington Nationals play.

The game continued the annual bipartisan tradition from the game's first edition in 1909.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the coach for the Democratic team, stated in an interview on Fox News's Chad Pergram that the team spirit is a source of comradery

and players' passion for baseball is the reason that congressional lawmakers remain steadfast in putting aside their differences to play the game.

"This game is so great and people are so nice," she added.

She said: "Sometimes I coach, sometimes I'm the umpire. I have my point of view. But it's always fun."

In addition to the weather being uncooperative protesters trying to disrupt the event were detained at the hands of the U.S. Capitol Police.

At least three activists from the climate movement were arrested, Capitol Police said.

In the days prior to the game, various right-wing parties threatened in the days leading up to it that they would "shut down" the event which prompted a response from the U.S.

Capitol Police Chief Tom Manger warned protesters Wednesday that police "will not" allow violence or unconstitutional behavior.

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