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D-backs break out pink gear in Mother's Day tribute

PHOENIX -- In celebration of Mother's Day on Sunday, D-backs players and coaches donned an array of pink apparel stamped with the MLB breast cancer awareness logo to show their support.

Brandon McCarthy and A.J. Pollock each wore pink cleats and appeared to gain some good fortune from the gesture, as both players delivered a strong performance despite the D-backs falling in 10 innings, 4-2. McCarthy tossed eight shutout innings and struck out four while Pollock smacked a two-out RBI single in the first inning.

Martin Prado was only the D-backs player to use a pink bat Sunday, swinging with the lumber for his first plate appearance of the game before switching back to his usual equipment.

Others, like Didi Gregorius, wore pink wristbands, necklaces and batting gloves to do their part. Gregorius went 2-for-5 on Sunday with a pair of extra-base hits, an afternoon he was proud of given how much his mother means to him.

"I owe everything to her," Gregorius said. "She has helped me so much."

Tyler Emerick is an associate reporter for
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