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Oakland Athletics' Stephen Piscotty, right, greets third base coach Matt Williams after Piscotty hit a solo home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Thursday, May 3, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

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Stephen Piscotty made an emotional return to the Oakland Athletics lineup Tuesday and hit a home run in his first at-bat against the Boston Red Sox:

Piscotty had been on the bereavement list for the past week following the death of his mother. He was reinstated to the roster Tuesday, via Jane Lee of

Gretchen Piscotty died May 6 at the age of 55 from ALS. After missing one day of action, Stephen was back in the lineup May 8, going 2-for-6 in two days before going on the bereavement list.

His first at-bat in his return to full-time action went as well as possible—he hit one over the Green Monster at Fenway Park.

The St. Louis Cardinals traded Piscotty to Oakland during the offseason, bringing him closer to his mother.

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