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Milwaukee closer John Axford agreed.

“It’s such a friendly part and a happy part of the game, especially with a father and son and for it to end in such a tragedy, it’s just full-on brokenhearted,” he said.

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AP Sports Writers Pat Graham in Denver, R.B. Fallstrom in St. Louis, Colin Fly in Milwaukee, Howie Rumberg in New York and freelance writer Chuck Murr in Cleveland contributed to this story.

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