The five in the lineup who used pink bats for the Royals -- Eric Hosmer, Danny Valencia, Alex Gordon, Alcides Escobar and Brett Hayes -- combined to go 9-for-21, or .429.
"I've never had success with a pink bat until today," said Gordon, who went 3-for-4 with a walk. "So mother was looking out for us."
Escobar used his pink bat to blast his first bases-loaded home run.
"The best part is I hit my first grand slam on Mother's Day," he said.
The four players that used normal bats -- Nori Aoki, Billy Butler, Lorenzo Cain and Johnny Giavotella -- were a combined 3-for-17, .176. However, Giavotella provided the game-deciding, three-run homer.
So no one could complain. It was all for a good cause on a winning afternoon.
Dick Kaegel is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.