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Rangers sport plenty of pink on Mother's Day

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ST. PETERSBURG -- The Rangers' efforts to go pink for Mother's Day and raise awareness for breast cancer ran into a snag. Not every player received the pink bats they were planning on using in Sunday's 2-1 win over the Rays.

"One company sent three players' bats to Arlington," equipment manager Richard Price said. "So they won't be using them."

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ST. PETERSBURG -- The Rangers' efforts to go pink for Mother's Day and raise awareness for breast cancer ran into a snag. Not every player received the pink bats they were planning on using in Sunday's 2-1 win over the Rays.

"One company sent three players' bats to Arlington," equipment manager Richard Price said. "So they won't be using them."

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The Rangers still had plenty of pink to celebrate Mother's Day from their undershirts, batting gloves, wrist bands and even Delino DeShields' pink cleats.

"I like them," DeShields said. "They are different. That's what it is all about, standing out. Simple, but stands out."

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Adrian Beltre drove in both runs using a pink bat, belting a homer in the fourth and the go-ahead single in the eighth at Tropicana Field.

Carlos Corporan had special catching gear delivered for the occasion, outlined in pink.

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"It's a special day, it requires special gear," Corporan said. "It's going to be hard to break it in, but I'll make it fit."

Many Major League players will use pink bats and will be stamped with the MLB breast cancer awareness logo. Many authenticated, game-used bats from Mother's Day games will be auctioned exclusively on MLB.com to benefit the fight against breast cancer.

T.R. Sullivan is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Postcards from Elysian Fields, and follow him on Twitter @Sullivan_Ranger.

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