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Special Cleveland Indians guest Megan Komar has best day ever at Progressive Field

//platform.twitter.com/widgets.jsOn Saturday, Megan Komar and her family (Mom, Dad, and two brothers) took in batting practice and had a meet-and-greet with Cleveland Indians players, thanks to the Indians, Miracle League of Northeast Ohio and the Sons of Baseball Foundation.

Megan was born with a syndrome called hydrocephalus, which affects her condition and has caused many health problems for the 12-year-old.

But through the Miracle League, as developed a love for baseball and even plays two days a week. Megan and her family were greeted on the field by members of the Indians during batting practice — and it turned into one big dance party:

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Photo Gallery: Cleveland Indians beat Los Angeles Angels, 3-1, behind Trevor Bauer, timely hitting

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–Photos by Dan Mendlik/Sarah Sachs

The Indians beat the Angels, 3-1, on Friday thanks to another bounceback outing from Trevor Bauer and some timely seventh-inning hitting. The Indians have won eight of their last 10 games at Progressive Field.

Bauer allowed one run in eight innings, striking out seven; . Cody Allen shut the door for his 27th save (T6 in AL).

The Indians rallied from a 1-0 deficit in a three-run seventh, as pinch-hitter Abraham Almonte got the rally started with an opposite field, RBI double. Jason Kipnis and Carlos Santana each followed with RBI singles. The Indians have had 10 or more hits in 10 straight games at home, marking the first time since 1936 the club has accomplished that feat.

#WorldPhotographyDay: Cleveland Indians photographers favorite shots from 2015 season so far

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Wednesday is World Photography Day, and we asked our top-notch shooters for their favorite photos of the 2015 season. Enjoy!

–Photos by Dan Mendlik and Sarah Sachs

Mike Aviles’ daughters, Adriana and Maiya, throw first pitches at Progressive Field before Cleveland Indians Thursday game

The twin 4-year-old daughters of Mike Aviles threw ceremonial first pitches on Thursday night at Progressive Field before the Indians completed a three-game series against the Yankees.

Adriana Aviles was diagnosed with childhood leukemia in May and is being treated at Cleveland Clinic. Her sister, Maiya, will join her on the mound on Thursday.

She stole the show on the field before the game, as the video below shows:

In late May, his Indians teammates shaved their heads in support of he and his daughter, and in early June, Tribe owner Paul Dolan did the same; Aviles shaved Dolan’s head.

In mid-June, Tribe players, coaches and front office members who shaved their heads in support of Aviles and his family gathered at the ballpark for a team photo while wearing orange “Team Adriana” shirts.

Mike Aviles’ twin daughters, Adriana and Maiya, to throw ceremonial first pitches at Progressive Field Thursday

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The twin 4-year-old daughters of Mike Aviles will throw ceremonial first pitches on Thursday night at Progressive Field before the Indians complete a three-game series against the Yankees.

Adriana Aviles was diagnosed with childhood leukemia in May and is being treated at Cleveland Clinic. Her sister, Maiya, will join her on the mound on Thursday.

In late May, his Indians teammates shaved their heads in support of he and his daughter, and in early June, Tribe owner Paul Dolan did the same; Aviles shaved Dolan’s head.

In mid-June, Tribe players, coaches and front office members who shaved their heads in support of Aviles and his family gathered at the ballpark for a team photo while wearing orange “Team Adriana” shirts.

7-year-old Jack Donohoe rewarded for good deed with trip to Cleveland Indians BP at Progressive Field

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Jack Donohoe is 7. At an Indians game earlier this season, though, he showed maturity beyond his years.

His dad, Jeff – a Tribe Season Ticket Holder – emailed Cleveland.com’s Terry Pluto recently with the story of how young Jack made another young fan’s day:

“My wife (Michelle) and young son (Jack) attended a recent Tribe game. We are in a group of Season Ticket Holders.

“Our seats are in the first row behind the plate. We noticed a little girl who had obvious health challenges at a way, way too early age.

“We struck up a conversation with her family in the row directly behind us. She was from Georgia. Her dad was sitting several more rows back. Since we had an empty seat, the family asked if it would be OK if she sat there. They thought she would love being in the first row! Of course we said yes.

“At first my wife was sitting next to her. But then my wife switched seats so the kids could sit next to each other. The kids struck up a conversion and quickly developed a friendship.

“My son was oblivious that she looked a little different without hair. Or maybe he noticed but just didn’t give it a second thought.

“They started swapping stuff. My son shared his candy and American flag pins that we were given for making a donation to a veterans group before the game, and the little girl shared her grapes and smiles.

“In the ninth inning a ball came loose. A Tampa coach or player picked up the ball and turned to toss the ball to the fans. He scanned the crowd. His eyes met mine. I pointed to the little girl who was standing next to me.

“He gave me a big nod of the head and tossed me the ball! Thankfully I caught it with one of the mitts my son and I brought. My son squealed with joy as I caught the ball. There was no way I could just give the ball to this girl we just met.

“I put the ball in his glove, but I suggested we should give the ball to our new friend. He asked why. I said this was her only game for the season. … He shrugged his shoulders and put the ball in her hands!

“People in the first row or two cheered and clapped! When we got back to our seats, the woman who was taking her grandson to the ballparks also clapped and cheered. She was so happy she got a ball too!”

You can read Jeff’s entire story about his son in Terry’s recent column by clicking here. (http://www.cleveland.com/pluto/index.ssf/2015/07/cleveland_indians_have_terry_t_10.html)

We hosted Jeff, his wife and Jack on Friday afternoon; the trio took in batting practice from the field and got to meet a few of the Indians players, including Mike Aviles, who chatted with Jack for five minutes before shagging some fly balls.

How did Jack like it?

“This is cool,” he said.

–TribeVibe contributor Joel Hammond

Cleveland Indians players, coaches, front office staff who shaved heads to support Mike Aviles gather for group photos

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On Thursday, all Indians players, coaches and front office staff who shaved their heads to support Mike Aviles and his 4-year-old daughter, Adriana, gathered for a group photo at Progressive Field.

The group wore orange “Team Adriana” T-shirts for leukemia awareness. Adriana was diagnosed with leukemia, and all players, coaches and some front office staff – including Paul Dolan, GM Chris Antonetti and more – have shaved their heads in support.

Cleveland Indians owner Paul Dolan shaves head to support Mike Aviles, daughter Adriana

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Last month, we told you why all Tribe players and coaches have shaved their heads: to support utility man Mike Aviles, whose daughter, Adriana, is battling leukemia.

Today, we added another man to the group: Indians owner Paul Dolan.

Aviles said throughout the 10-minute haircut — he’s a pretty good barber! — that he sincerely appreciated Dolan’s support for him, his daughter and the rest of the team.

–TribeVibe contributor Joel Hammond

PHOTO GALLERY: Cleveland Indians bats come alive in 12-3 win over Texas

 

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The Cleveland Indians used an offensive outburst to salvage the finale of a tightly contested three-game series with the Texas Rangers at Progressive Field.

Every Indians starter had at least one run and one hit — the box score is crazy.

–Photos by Dan Mendlik and Sarah Sachs

Cleveland Indians players, coaches shave heads to support Mike Aviles, daughter Adriana

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Cleveland Indians players and coaches including Jason Kipnis, Yan Gomes and Mickey Callaway have saved their heads to support Mike Aviles and his family; Aviles’ 4-year-old daughter, Adriana, was diagnosed recently with leukemia.

From Wednesday’s broadcast:

From Indians.com:

It began with only a handful of players during the Indians’ last road trip. Slowly, more and more members of Cleveland’s team and staff began joining the cause, shaving their heads as a collective show of support for Mike Aviles‘ young daughter.

Earlier this month, Aviles’ 4-year-old girl, Adriana, was diagnosed with leukemia and has a tough road ahead in battling the disease. Aviles said Adriana laughed at her dad when he buzzed his hair and said he looked funny. As more and more people have followed with closely cropped hair, Aviles has felt overwhelmed.

“It means a lot for me,” Aviles said on Wednesday morning. “It goes without saying, everybody in here has families, and they know how it is. It’s a tough time, but to know that my team, the coaching staff, everybody, is on my family’s side and my little girl’s side, it helps out a lot and makes me feel good.”

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