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Tucson shooting victims remembered at All-Star Game

July 12, 2011 |  5:45 pm

A moment of silence was observed in honor of Christina Taylor-Green, the 9-year-old daughter of Dodgers scout John Green who was slain, along with five others, in the Tucson shooting that wounded Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in January.

The names of the six who died scrolled down the scoreboard and before the playing of the national anthem, John Green, wife Roxanna and Christina's brother Dallas walked to home plate with All-Star managers Ron Washington and Bruce Bochy to present the umpires with the official lineups.

Daniel Hernandez, the Congressional aide credited with saving Giffords' life that day, threw out the ceremonial first pitch.

Survivors of the shooting, along with the families of some of those who were slain, were seated behind the third-base dugout.

-- Kevin Baxter in Phoenix

Photo: A large American flag covers the field prior to the start of the Major League Baseball All-Star Game on Tuesday. Credit: Jerry Lai / U.S. Presswire