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Mariano Rivera throws out the first pitch at Yankee Stadium

Mariano Rivera must have been a good luck charm for the Yankees on Wednesday. The all-time great closer has been injured all year long, but was healthy enough to throw out the first pitch at Yankee Stadium before Game 3 of the ALDS.

With some late-inning heroics by Raul Ibanez, maybe the Yanks should ask Rivera to throw out the first pitch before every game.

-Jeremy Moses / MLB.com