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Mike Aviles' daughters throw out first pitch before Yankees-Indians game

Aviles' daughters deliver first pitch for Indians

This past May, Mike Aviles' daughter Adriana was diagnosed with leukemia. Since then, his team has shown incredible support for the 4-year-old -- offering words of encouragment, designing T-shirts and shaving their heads. And before Thursday's Yankees-Indians game, Adriana and her twin sister Maiya were invited to Progressive Field to deliver the ceremonial first pitch. The sisters received a pep talk before taking the mound::

Got a quick hug from Slider:

And Adriana delivered a strong toss to home plate:

After the pregame ceremony, Cleveland's utility man talked to's August Fagerstrom:

"It's been a tough time, but considering the circumstances, I think things have played out in a good way. And I think a lot of that has to do with all the support I've gotten. Without that, I don't know if I would have been able to even get through the year."
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