Stephen Piscotty Homers in First At-Bat Since Returning From Bereavement List

Tanya Simon
May 16, 2018

The Athletics outfielder slugged a home run in his first at-bat Tuesday against the Red Sox after being away from the team for four days to attend his mother's funeral.

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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.

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Ahead by three runs entering the bottom of the ninth, Blake Treinen allowed a run to score, but held on for his eighth save of the season. Both scored on a double by Chapman, who drove a pitch from Rodriguez over the head of Mookie Betts in right field.

In his first game back, Piscotty promptly launched a towering home run over Boston's Green Monster.

To make room for Piscotty and with Trevor Cahill (elbow) expected to return from the disabled list on Wednesday, the A's also optioned right-hander Kendall Graveman to Triple-A Nashville.

Red Sox: LHP Chris Sale (3-1, 2.17) is coming off a no-decision despite tying a career high with 15 strikeouts while pitching nine innings Friday at Toronto.

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