Dodgers go all in with pink Mother's Day gear

Players don special uniforms, spikes and more to raise awareness

Dodgers go all in with pink Mother's Day gear

TORONTO -- The Dodgers were all in with Major League Baseball's Mother's Day theme of "Going to Bat Against Breast Cancer."

Taking the annual pink-bat gesture to another level, most of the Dodgers' position starters wore shocking pink spikes, pink sleeves, pink batting gloves and pink wrist bands.

Everybody on the team wore visiting gray uniforms with pink trim, including the "Los Angeles" script across the chest and the player names and numbers on the back, replacing the traditional red, white and blue.

The Blue Jays were similarly attired in home whites with pink trim. Chad Fairchild, plate umpire during the Dodgers' 4-2 win over Toronto, wore a pink protective face mask.

Authentic game-used Louisville Slugger pink bats and other gear from Mother's Day games will be auctioned exclusively at MLB.com, with proceeds benefiting the fight against breast cancer. The complete Mother's Day collection -- which includes the special caps and jerseys being worn by players on Sunday -- is available at the MLB.com Shop.

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts did his part, even though he didn't find pink spikes in his locker.

"I'm going to rock the Dusty Baker wristbands," Roberts said before the game. "They're going to be pink, and I've got the pink undershirt coming, but I don't know if the coaches get the pink spikes. Might be too much swag."

Howie Kendrick had the go-ahead RBI with his usual bat, but he didn't mean to slight the Mother's Day theme.

"My pink bat got left behind, or I would have used it," he said. "It was in the rack back home, but it missed the plane."

Ken Gurnick has covered the Dodgers since 1989, and for MLB.com since 2001. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.