A return to Miami seems to be just what Los Angeles' Hanley Ramirez needed to find his stroke.
Ramirez looks to build on one of his best games in a Dodgers uniform and add to the misery of former teammate Ricky Nolasco on Saturday night at Marlins Park.
Acquired from Miami (51-62) on July 25, Ramirez got off to a slow start with Los Angeles (61-52), batting .226 with 12 RBIs in 14 games. The three-time All-Star arrived in Miami, where he had played since 2006, mired in a 5-for-32 slump (.156), but he quickly broke out of it by going 3 for 5 in Friday's 5-2 win. He drove in two runs and scored one for the Dodgers, who opened a 10-game road trip with their fourth straight victory away from Chavez Ravine.
"We don't expect anything less from him," said winning pitcher Clayton Kershaw. "He's one of the most talented guys I've ever played with tools-wise. He's starting to get locked in, and that's a good thing for us."
Ramirez's former teammate Jose Reyes didn't play in the opener (so...