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Astros’ McCullers Jr. gives playoff ticket to 8-year-old fan

September 26, 2018
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FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2017, file photo, Houston Astros starting pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. looks on during a practice for a World Series baseball game, in Houston, Texas. McCullers Jr. has offered advice and a free playoff ticket to an 8-year-old special needs girl who apparently was yelled at by another fan for loudly cheering at an Astros game. McCullers on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, tweeted "Chloe, don't you EVER stop cheering" and offered her a ticket for an Oct. 5 playoff game. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. has offered advice and a free playoff ticket to an 8-year-old special needs girl who apparently was yelled at by another fan for loudly cheering at an Astros game.

McCullers on Wednesday tweeted “Chloe, don’t you EVER stop cheering” and offered her a ticket for an Oct. 5 playoff game.

Chloe’s mother, Monica Beaver, posted video from Sunday’s 6-2 Astros win over the Angels that appears to show another fan chiding the girl for being too loud. Beaver says her daughter has been diagnosed with a mood disorder that affects her emotions. Chloe cried after being scolded.

McCullers encouraged Chloe “to cheer us on, as LOUD as you can” during Game 1 and says he’s honored to give her a ticket.

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