In the visitors clubhouse Wednesday afternoon, the Dodgers slipped a No. 13 tag in a slot above a locker. They put three shirts, a warm-up jacket and some jerseys on hangers. To the side was a pair of royal blue socks with white HR initials already sewn on.

The Dodgers were ready for infielder Hanley Ramirez, whom they acquired in a trade with the Miami Marlins about an hour after midnight. He arrived shortly after 4 p.m., changed into his uniform and joined his new teammates outside for stretching and batting practice. He had a game to play.

"It's a new beginning tonight," Ramirez said before the game.

Starting at third base, Ramirez backed up the statement with his first at-bat for the Dodgers in the second inning. He hit a triple off the center field wall and ended up scoring, then added a run-scoring single in the sixth.