A's Stephen Piscotty homers in first at-bat following bereavement leave

Screenshot via @SINow

Screenshot via @SINow

Piscotty's mother, Gretchen, passed away May 7 after a battle with ALS.

It's been an emotional time for Oakland Athletics outfielder Stephen Piscotty.

Piscotty, batting eighth, hit a home run Tuesday night in his first at-bat since his mother's funeral.

Piscotty, whose mother, Gretchen, died May 6 after a almost year-long battle with ALS, held his hand over his heart as he ran down the third-base line and he patted his chest as he crossed the plate and looked upward.

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Stephen Piscotty put his hand to his heart and crossed home plate, looking up at his mom in heaven. The following day, he explained the significance behind the patting of his chest.

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.

Matt Chapman provided Mengden with some early run support in the first, doubling off the wall in right field to bring home Marcus Semien and Chad Pinder to give the A's a 2-0 lead.

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