ARLINGTON -- Several Boston hitters used pink bats and sported pink undershirts, cleats and wristbands as part of Sunday's Mother's Day celebration and to promote breast cancer awareness.

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Shane Victorino, David Ortiz, Jonny Gomes, A.J. Pierzynski and Jackie Bradley Jr. all swung pink-painted lumber. Victorino even had two sets of pink cleats to choose from in his locker.

Will Middlebrooks was scratched from the lineup with a sore hand, but said before the game that he enjoyed the annual celebration.

"It's something special we get to do once a year," Middlebrooks said. "It's a cool thing -- you get to do something different and do something for Mom and breast cancer."