D-backs support cause with pink equipment

D-backs support cause with pink equipment

PHOENIX -- The D-backs added an important color to their Sedona red and Sonoran sand uniforms Sunday at Chase Field.

In conjuction with Major League Baseball's celebration of Mother's Day and platform to raise breast cancer awareness, D-backs players A.J. Pollock, Aaron Hill, Ryan Roberts and John McDonald joined many players across baseball by using pink Louisville Sluggers, stamped with the MLB breast cancer awareness logo.

Every D-backs player and on-field personnel wore a pink ribbon on their uniforms and many wore pink wristbands and pink necklaces. Commemorative dugout lineup cards were also in pink.

Pollock, Hill, Roberts and McDonald combined for two hits with the pink bats.

"It's for a good cause," D-backs right fielder Justin Upton said. "There are a lot of people that have lost their mothers to breast cancer, and for us to wear pink equipment for a reason is special. It does bring awareness to the situation and gets people talking."