Stephen Piscotty Returns From Bereavement To Hit Mom-Tribute Home Run

Stephen Piscotty Returns From Bereavement To Hit Mom-Tribute Home Run

"It felt so good, and coming around third I was immediately thinking of my mom", said Piscotty.

A's outfielder Stephen Piscotty rejoined the team from the bereavement list before the game. He lost his mother to ALS early last week, and she used to communicate with him by patting her hand on her chest. "Probably Gretchen ... It was like a walkoff. It's been an emotional week", Piscotty said, via the East Bay Times.

"He wanted to play". "I know he was really- looking forward to that first at-bat. The guys just embraced him when he got in the dugout".

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Stephen Piscotty looked to the sky, tapping his heart as he crossed home plate.

Piscotty drove an 0-2 pitch from Eduardo Rodriguez out to left in the second inning. In the ninth, A's closer Blake Treinen gave up his first run in May on an RBI groundout by Mookie Betts before earning his eighth save of the season. He's 1-5 with a 7.60 ERA over seven starts with the A's this season. But the A's came out fully ready to go: Marcus Semien and Chad Pinder opened the game with base hits and with two outs, Chapman doubled them in. Kendall Graveman was optioned to Triple-A Nashville in a corresponding move.

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