SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Dodgers newcomer Hanley Ramirez hit a two-run homer in the 10th inning and Los Angeles beat the San Francisco Giants 5-3 on Friday night in a matchup of the top two teams in the NL West.
Two days after being acquired from Miami in a trade meant to boost the Dodgers' offense and playoff hopes, the slugging infielder went hitless in his first four at-bats against the Giants before homering to left-center on an 0-1 pitch from reliever Sergio Romo (3-2).
Andre Ethier, who walked ahead of Ramirez's home run, had two hits and scored twice to help pull Los Angeles within two games of first-place San Francisco. James Loney and Juan Rivera also had two hits apiece for the Dodgers.
The Giants, looking to bolster their light-hitting offense, obtained veteran infielder Marco Scutaro from Colorado in a deal that was announced during the game.
Ramirez's 15th home run of the season extended a stellar start to his Los Angeles career. He had three hits in the fi...