Watch for some of the Royals and the Rangers to swing pink bats in Sunday’s game at the Ballpark in Arlington. All of the players have available the pink Louisville Sluggers, used to help raise awareness and funds for the fight against breast cancer, an annual Mother’s Day event. The bats are auctioned later by MLB.com to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the world’s largest organization devoted to battling the disease. Fans can purchase their own personalized pink bats through MLB.com with $10 from each purchase going to the Komen foundation.
Nugget from the Rangers’ media notes for Saturday night’s game: Vladimir Guerrero has the highest average of any active player (minimum 100 at-bats) at a Major League park: .410 (102-for-249) at the Ballpark in Arlington which he now calls home. Second highest? It’s Albert Pujols’ .400 (44-for-110) at Kauffman Stadium. Well, he is a Kansas City guy so he feels right at home. . . . Double-A Northwest Arkansas’ 4-2 win over Springfield on Friday night was the Naturals’ seventh victory in eight games and gave them a 4½-game lead over the Redbirds. . . . First baseman Eric Hosmer was 3-for-4 in Single-A Wilmington’s 2-0 loss at Frederick, boosting his average to .404. . . . Catcher Juan Graterol’s 4-for-5 led Single-A Burlington over Beloit, 9-4. He was 3-for-17 previously.