Padres, Nats Recall Harrowing Scene After Shots Outside Park

As the shots rang out, Nationals manager Dave Martinez was making sure his players were safe.

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Spectators stand in the visiting team dugout during a stoppage in play due to an incident near the ballpark in the sixth inning of a baseball game between the Washington Nationals and the San Diego Padres, Saturday, July 17, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
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When the gunshots started to echo all around Nationals Park, San Diego Padres star shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. quickly thought about the team’s family members and friends in the seats. Tatis bolted from the bench down the left field line Saturday night, helped open a gate to the stands and began ushering a group back to the dugout for shelter. “Our family, loved ones, little kids. Feel like somebody needed to go get them,” Tatis…

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