Piscotty hits emotional homer in return

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

Playing in his first game back with the A’s after taking time to grieve the passing of his mother, Gretchen, Piscotty had just homered in his first at-bat at Fenway Park on Tuesday night. The gesture, he said last week after his mom died following a year-long battle with ALS, was her way of signaling, “I love you and thank you” in her final days.


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

Playing in his first game back with the A’s after taking time to grieve the passing of his mother, Gretchen, Piscotty had just homered in his first at-bat at Fenway Park on Tuesday night. The gesture, he said last week after his mom died following a year-long battle with ALS, was her way of signaling, “I love you and thank you” in her final days.


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Piscotty missed four games while on the bereavement list to be with his family, who gathered in Pleasanton, Calif., on Monday for a celebration of Gretchen’s life.

His solo shot over the green monster came off lefty Eduardo Rodriguez in the second inning of a rain-delayed affair in Boston.

Jane Lee has covered the A’s for MLB.com since 2010.

Published on Wed, 16 May 2018 01:33:17 +0000

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