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Giants find success with pink bats

PHOENIX -- Three Giants -- Gregor Blanco, Hector Sanchez and Brandon Crawford -- used pink bats Sunday stamped with the MLB breast cancer awareness logo for Mother's Day.

The gesture appeared to bring good fortunes to the players as they batted a combined 5-for-12 with four RBIs and four runs scored in a 7-3 series-clinching victory over the D-backs at Chase Field.

"I did it for Mother's Day and the things that symbolizes," Crawford said. "I did it for my mom. I texted her earlier."

Sergio Romo, who struck out the side in the ninth inning, wore pink cleats to show his support while others donned wristbands, necklaces and batting gloves.

PHOENIX -- Three Giants -- Gregor Blanco, Hector Sanchez and Brandon Crawford -- used pink bats Sunday stamped with the MLB breast cancer awareness logo for Mother's Day.

The gesture appeared to bring good fortunes to the players as they batted a combined 5-for-12 with four RBIs and four runs scored in a 7-3 series-clinching victory over the D-backs at Chase Field.

"I did it for Mother's Day and the things that symbolizes," Crawford said. "I did it for my mom. I texted her earlier."

Sergio Romo, who struck out the side in the ninth inning, wore pink cleats to show his support while others donned wristbands, necklaces and batting gloves.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.