Watch Stephen Piscotty homer in return from bereavement leave


He touched his heart as he crossed the plate. Piscotty's mother, Gretchen, passed away May 7 after a battle with ALS.

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 was quite a night for the A's Stephen Piscotty. The following day, he explained the significance behind the patting of his chest. "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. I put my hand over my chest like she would do, and that's kind of going to be my thing going forward".

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.

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Graveman, called up last Friday, earned his first win of the year in a solid start against the Yankees and was scheduled to start Wednesday against the Red Sox.

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

Benintendi's solo homer in the fifth pulled Boston back within 3-2, but the A's tacked on a pair of runs in the eighth.