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A's reliever Neshek says newborn son died

Updated: October 4, 2012, 12:56 AM ET
Associated Press

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Oakland Athletics relief pitcher Pat Neshek says his newborn son has died.

The right-hander posted on his Twitter account late Wednesday night that he and his wife lost their first child 23 hours after his birth "with no explanation." He asked for prayers, and words of support began flooding Twitter.

Earlier in the day, the A's swept the Texas Rangers to capture an improbable AL West title. Neshek had been away from the club for the final two games for the baby's ...

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