But in his first at-bat back with the team after her celebration of life, Piscotty launched a solo home run off Red Sox starter Eduardo Rodriguez and touched his heart after he crossed home plate.
In his first game back from bereavement leave after the death of his 55-year-old mother, the Oakland A's outfielder blasted a home run in his first at-bat Tuesday at Fenway Park in Boston.
'Disgusted' Sam Allardyce sacked by Everton
Wayne Rooney's future at the club was reported to have rested on whether Allardyce would be manager next season. Sam Allardyce has been sacked by Everton after guiding the club to an eighth-placed finish.
BC-BBA-Athletics-Piscotty Homers, 98A's Stephen Piscotty honors late mother with HR in returnAP Photo MASR106Eds: APNewsNow. "The guys just embraced him when he got in the dugout". Because of the three-hour time difference, Piscotty said he didn't feel that exhausted. "To be able to do what he did tells you a little seething about him". Piscotty's homer put Oakland ahead 3-0. "I'm going to keep that with me". In the ninth, A's closer Blake Treinen gave up his first run in May on an RBI groundout by Mookie Betts before earning his eighth save of the season.
Andrew Benintendi homered for Boston and Mitch Moreland finished with a pair of doubles for the Red Sox, who have struggled since their torrid start to the season. But the A's came out fully ready to go: Marcus Semien and Chad Pinder opened the game with base hits and with two outs, Chapman doubled them in.