It was yet another poignant moment from the A's right fielder, who, in his first at-bat after coming off the bereavement list, parked a homer over the Green Monster at storied Fenway Park to help the A's beat the Red Sox 5-3.
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Gretchen Piscotty died May 6 from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. I'm pretty cried out, so I didn't tear up or anything.
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"To hit a home run in his first at-bat like that, there's something in the air", he said. "It's been an emotional week", Piscotty said, via the East Bay Times. "Probably Gretchen ... It was like a walkoff".
The A's will look to sweep the Red Sox when they close out the three-game series Wednesday. Kendall Graveman was optioned to Triple-A Nashville in a corresponding move.
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.