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Astros dedicate win to 10-year-old with cancer

Gattis, Hinch wear bracelets given to them by Cameron Gooch
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HOUSTON -- Astros manager AJ Hinch dedicated Friday night's 11-4 win over the White Sox at Minute Maid Park to 10-year-old Cameron Gooch, a cancer patient who was carried onto the field pregame by Hinch and designated hitter Evan Gattis to throw out the ceremonial first pitch.

Gattis went 3-for-4 with a homer and four RBIs while wearing one of the orange bracelets Gooch gave to him and Hinch. He threw out the ceremonial first pitch to relief pitcher Will Harris.

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HOUSTON -- Astros manager AJ Hinch dedicated Friday night's 11-4 win over the White Sox at Minute Maid Park to 10-year-old Cameron Gooch, a cancer patient who was carried onto the field pregame by Hinch and designated hitter Evan Gattis to throw out the ceremonial first pitch.

Gattis went 3-for-4 with a homer and four RBIs while wearing one of the orange bracelets Gooch gave to him and Hinch. He threw out the ceremonial first pitch to relief pitcher Will Harris.

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"We don't often get to dedicate wins, but to have Gatty and I carry him out to throw the first pitch, we would like to dedicate this win to him," Hinch said. "Gatty hit a home run for him, and Gatty and I both wore this wristband that he gave to us. That means a lot to us. I hope Cameron stays strong, and go 'Stros."

Gooch, who celebrated a birthday on July 1, visited the Astros twice last year. With the help of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Gooch spent the day with the Astros in August, was on the field during warmups and helped Hinch take out the lineup card. He was back at Minute Maid Park in October, cheering on the Astros in Game 4 of the World Series.

Brian McTaggart has covered the Astros since 2004, and for MLB.com since 2009. Follow @brianmctaggart on Twitter and listen to his podcast.

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