Published: Wed, May 16, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Watch Stephen Piscotty homer in return from bereavement leave

Watch Stephen Piscotty homer in return from bereavement leave

His solo home run, his third homer of the season, gave Oakland a 3-0 lead in the second inning. The gesture was a tribute to his mother, Gretchen Piscotty, who passed away on May 6 after battling ALS for almost one year.

A's outfielder Stephen Piscotty rejoined the team from the bereavement list before the game.

Keep the tissues nearby when you watch this one.

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Piscotty is hitting.248 with two home runs and 13 RBIs in 34 games. As he crossed home plate, Piscotty put his hand on his heart and looked up at the sky.

Piscotty's close relationship with Gretchen has been chronicled throughout recent weeks. Piscotty received a long standing ovation in his first at-bat following the death of his mother, Gretchen.

Piscotty was slotted back into his regular starting role in right field and batting eighth in Tuesday's lineup.

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