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Rangers support Autism Awareness


CHICAGO -- The Rangers are offering special discounts on a variety of seating areas for Saturday's 7:05 p.m. CT game against the Mariners as part as their support of Major League Baseball's league-wide autism awareness initiative.

MLB has joined with Autism Speaks, the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization in a league-wide effort to recognize Autism Awareness Month. All 30 clubs are raising awareness for the disorder during one home game in April.

The Rangers are providing a special ticket price on a variety of seating for Autism Speaks supporters that will also benefit the nonprofit with a $5 donation from each ticket sold at texasrangers.com. Search for and click on Autism Speaks, and enter the password speaks13.

The ceremonial first pitch on Saturday will feature 6-year-old Lily Johnson. An estimated one in 88 children in the U.S. is on the autism spectrum -- a 78 percent increase in six years that is only partly explained by improved diagnosis. For more information about autism and Autism Speaks go to AutismSpeaks.org.

T.R. Sullivan is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Postcards from Elysian Fields, and follow him on Twitter @Sullivan_Ranger. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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