Neshek pitches in aftermath of son's death

Updated: October 6, 2012, 10:59 PM ET
Associated Press

DETROIT -- Pat Neshek was overcome with emotion when he found out his teammates were taking the field wearing patches honoring his late son.

"I'll be honest -- I completely broke down," Neshek said. "I can't believe the support I've gotten from the team and my teammates. I couldn't be doing this without that."

The Oakland reliever pitched briefly in the Athletics' 3-1 loss to Detroit in the American League playoffs Saturday night. The A's wore patches with the initials GJN.

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