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Stephen Piscotty homers in first at-bat back from mother's funeral

No more than 7 images from any single MLB game workout activity or event may be used while that game activity or event is in progress In return from bereavement, A's player hits homer for mom
Kristopher Love | 16 May, 2018, 16:54

Baseball is flawless, as we witnessed last night when Stephen Piscotty, of the Oakland A's, came to bat after returning to the team following his mother's funeral. He promptly singled. The funeral services for Gretchen Piscotty - after losing her almost year-long battle with ALS - were Monday.

What a special moment. As he crossed home plate, Piscotty put his hand on his heart and looked up at the sky. "This was just, 'I love you and thank you.' That's what I did in the box and that's kind of her way of saying".

Stephen Piscotty returned to the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night after he missed several games following the death of his mother, and the outfielder made his presence felt immediately. "I'm going to keep that with me".

Eduardo Rodriguez (3-1) took his first loss of the season after getting roughed up in the first few innings.

In Piscotty's first at-bat, he homered over the Green Monster in Boston's Fenway Park.

The game began late after rain and lightning caused a one hour, 40-minute delay, but that didn't seem to affect A's starter Daniel Mengden. Blake Treinen finished it off for his eighth save of the season. The last time the A's won back-to-back season series against Boston was 1987-88.