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Batkid throws out first pitch at San Francisco Giants home opener (video)

Miles Scott, left, dressed as Batkid, poses for photographs with San Francisco Giants pitcher Matt Cain after throwing the ceremonial first pitch prior to the Giants home opener. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, Pool)

Batkid returned to San Francisco on Tuesday, throwing out the first pitch at the Giants home opener and winning more hearts along the way.

The 5-year-old Northern California boy behind the mask, leukemia-survivor Miles Scott, first made headlines in November when he went around the city fighting crime as his favorite superhero in an event that was put together by Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Prior to the Giants game against the Arizona Diamonbacks, Scott helped steer a black Lamborghini dressed up as the Batmobile onto the field at AT&T Park.

He then walked hand in hand to the mound with pitcher Matt Cain and got a fist bump from left fielder Michael Morse before tossing an on-target shot to Cain, eliciting raucous cheers from the sellout crowd of 42,166.

Kelyn Soong is a news aide in the sports department. He writes about tennis and running and contributes to The Early Lead and D.C. Sports Bog.
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