Thursday, 24 May, 2018


Emotional homer for Stephen Piscotty helps A's beat Red Sox 5-3

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
Noah Ferguson | 16 May, 2018, 18:48

The A's right fielder made a touching return to the diamond Tuesday night, launching a second-inning home run over the Green Monster at Fenway Park during a game with the Red Sox in his first-at bat since coming off the bereavement list. It's been an emotional week, " Piscotty said following the team's 5-3 win.

With his hand on his heart, Stephen Piscotty trotted toward home plate Tuesday, and when he got there, he patted his chest and looked upward. "I've been a little cried out, so I didn't tear up or anything". The A's gave him the option of sitting out after he took a red-eye flight from California, but Piscotty wanted to play.

BC-BBA-Athletics-Piscotty Homers, 98A's Stephen Piscotty honors late mother with HR in returnAP Photo MASR106Eds: APNewsNow.

Piscotty is hitting.248 with two home runs and 13 RBIs in 34 games. Probably Gretchen. It was like a walkoff.

Oakland has won four in a row over the Red Sox and has won the season series for the second year in a row.

Mengden improved to 3-4 on the season, lowering his ERA to 3.75.

Athletics: To make room on the roster for Piscotty, Oakland optioned RHP Kendall Graveman to Triple-A Nashville.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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