In return from bereavement, A's player hits homer for mom

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Stephen Piscotty returned to the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night after he missed several games following the death of his mother, and the outfielder made his presence felt immediately.

Gretchen Piscotty's services were held Monday in Livermore, and Piscotty was away from the team for four days.

In his first at-bat of the game in the top of the second, Piscotty belted a solo home run over the Green Monster at Fenway Park.

Is it dusty in here? In his first game after Gretchen's death last Wednesday, Piscotty received a standing ovation from the Oakland crowd, which lasted for almost a minute prior to his at-bat.

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I'm at a point in my life where I kind of lost me and I want to find me and work on me. Bella added, "I truly hope one day that we can work it out and get back together".

"The hand over my heart, that's something my mom would do when she wasn't able to speak", Piscotty said the next day. The past six starts in particular have been very impressive for Mengden, posting a 2.62 with 26 strikeouts while allowing two runs or less in five of those six.

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

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