DETROIT -- The official attendance for Game 1 of the Tigers-Athletics series was 43,323.
Pat Neshek is convinced that there was at least one more.
Pitching just three days after the death of his newborn son, Neshek entered Saturday's game in the seventh inning with two runners on and one out.
Fighting overpowering emotions, he nearly got Omar Infante to ground into an inning-ending double play, but Infante beat the relay to first. With runners now on the corners, Neshek struck out Austin Jackson with a hard-breaking slider.
"I know it sounds like a cliche, but I really felt like there was someone watching over me and helping me throw that last pitch," Neshek said, fighting back tears. "That was the best slider I've thrown all year."
Neshek's wife Stephanee had the same thought, posting a picture of a baby-sized A's outfit to Twitter.
"This was going to be Gehrig's first outfit," she said. "I know he will be watching Pat and he is so proud of his daddy."
Neshek said he had ho...