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Pitcher gets standing ovation in first game after cancer diagnosis

Posted: 6:55 PM, Aug 20, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-20 21:55:29-04
Pitcher gets standing ovation in first game after cancer diagnosis

Carlos Carrasco returned to the mound for the first time since his cancer diagnosis Monday night and was met with a standing ovation.

Welcome back, Cookie. #🍪💪🏽 #CookieStrong #RallyTogether #Indians pic.twitter.com/ThvVeDpLvM

— Jon Doss (@JonDoss) August 20, 2019

Carrasco went in for the Akron Rubber Ducks at the top of the sixth inning.

He walked one batter and struck out another.

(via @MandyBell02 ) #CookieStrong pic.twitter.com/xJTlMyBBKv

— Cleveland Indians (@Indians) August 20, 2019

It's nice to finally see him back on the mound doing what he loves.

This article was originally written by Courtney Shaw for WEWS.