ATLANTA — Hanley Ramirez says he’s feeling comfortable at the plate.
The new Dodgers star is showing it on this road trip.
Ramirez drove in four runs with two homers, including the first of three straight shots by Los Angeles in the second inning Saturday night during a 6-2 win over the Atlanta Braves.
Ramirez, who was acquired in a trade with Miami on July 25, is hitting .447 (17 for 38) with three homers and 14 RBIs through nine games of the Dodgers’ 10-game road trip.
“I’ve been telling you guys that I’ve been feeling good at the plate,” Ramirez said. “I’ve been seeing the ball great I think and I’ve been swinging at strikes. I think that’s the key.”
A crowd of 42,219 attended Major League Baseball’s sixth Civil Rights Game. Commissioner Bud Selig sat with Rachel Robinson, the widow of Jackie Robinson, who broke the color barrier for players, and Hall of Famer Frank Robinson, who broke the color barrier for managers.
Ramirez, James Loney and Luis Cruz hit consecutive homers in a span of four pitches from Ben Sheets. Ramirez added a three-run homer in the sixth.
Dodgers starter Aaron Harang said he believes Ramirez is more relaxed with the Dodgers.
“I think the last couple years he’s kind of had a lot of pressure on himself being over there,” Harang said. “Now he comes over here. (Andre) Ethier and (Matt) Kemp kind of take a little pressure off him and he takes some pressure off them and he seems to be having a good time over here, having a lot of fun. He’s really loose on the bench and I think he’s going to be good for us down the stretch.”
The four homers were the Dodgers’ only hits.
“It was a weird game,” Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said. “I don’t know if I’ve ever seen that kind of a linescore, really. (Sheets) gave up four hits. They just happened to be home runs.”
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