Pink-laden Dodgers honor Sherri Patton

Wife of co-owner Bobby Patton battling breast cancer

Pink-laden Dodgers honor Sherri Patton

DENVER -- Along with the customary use of pink bats, the Dodgers marked Mother's Day on Sunday by wearing a pink wristband as a show of support for Sherri Patton -- wife of Dodgers co-owner Bobby Patton -- who is battling breast cancer.

"She's been so sweet since they have been part of the ownership," manager Don Mattingly said. "I feel good to be able to do this for someone within the family and our circle, to wear the wristband today."

During the game, six Dodgers starters used pink bats -- Joc Pederson, Jimmy Rollins, Howie Kendrick, Adrian Gonzalez, Alex Guerrero and A.J. Ellis.

And Justin Turner used a pink bat to slug a two-run, tie-breaking pinch-homer in the eighth inning of the 9-5 win.

But some Dodgers wore pink virtually head to toe in pink spikes, shirts, sleeves, batting gloves and more.

Ken Gurnick is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.