Ramirez and the Los Angeles Dodgers begin a three-game set Friday night against the Marlins after Reyes had the majors' longest hit streak snapped one day earlier.
Miami (51-61) dealt Ramirez to Los Angeles (60-52) on July 25 along with left-handed reliever Randy Choate for right-hander Nathan Eovaldi and minor league pitcher Scott McGough. Ramirez has a $15 million salary this year and is owed $15.5 million next year and $16 million in 2013.
The three-time All-Star, who had been with the Marlins since 2006, batted .246 with 48 RBIs in 93 games in 2012 with Miami. He is hitting .226 with 12 RBIs in 14 games with the Dodgers.
"The Marlins will always be part of me," Ramirez told the Dodgers' official website. "They gave me the chance to play in the big leagues, and my family will always live there."
It's unclear what reception he will get in Miami, where the Marlins rank in the bottom half of baseball in attendance despite opening a new stadium.
"I don't know what to expect fan-wise," manager Don Mattingly said. "They are not drawing real well."
Ramirez and Reyes have each won NL batting titles within the last three years, and the Marlins shortstop has finally resembled that player again after a slow start in his first season with Miami.
Reyes, though, went 0 for 4 against All-Star knuckleballer R.A. Dickey in Thursday's 6-1 road loss to the Mets, ending his career-high hitting streak at 26 games. It was the longest run by a reigning batting champion since Joe DiMaggio 's record 56-game streak in 1941.
"It's over," Reyes told the Marlins' official website. "I have an opportunity to start a new one tomorrow."
Reyes, playing with a sore right hand, still enters Friday with a .351 average during a 10-game hitting streak at home. He's 3 for 10 against Clayton Kershaw , who starts Friday for the Dodgers.
Kershaw (9-6, 2.88 ERA) has given up one run over 16 innings in winning consecutive starts. That run came over seven frames Saturday in a 3-1 victory over the Cubs, as he struck out seven for the second straight outing.
The left-hander remains among the major league leaders in opponent batting average at .216. He's 2-1 with a 2.30 ERA in four career starts against the Marlins.
Carlos Lee is 4 for 19 against Kershaw but enters this contest on a 14-game hitting streak, batting .420 with 13 RBIs. However, he went 3 for 23 in six games against the Dodgers this year while with Houston.
Los Angeles is one game behind San Francisco for the NL West lead as it begins a 10-game trip after avoiding a three-game sweep by Colorado with a 6-4 victory Wednesday.
The Dodgers haven't enjoyed success against Mark Buehrle (9-10, 3.70), who is 3-1 with a 1.50 ERA in four career starts against them heading into this outing Friday.
The Marlins have dropped the left-hander's last four starts. He is 0-2 with a 7.08 ERA in that span, although he is 6-3 with a 2.69 ERA at home.
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|Los Angeles Dodgers|
|July 26, 2012||Scott Elbert||15-Day DL||Left elbow inflammation|
|July 26, 2012||Adam Kennedy||15-Day DL||Right groin strain|
|July 25, 2012||Adam Kennedy||Day-to-Day||Right groin strain|
|July 08, 2012||Chad Billingsley||15-Day DL||Right elbow inflammation|
|July 08, 2012||Chad Billingsley||15-Day DL||Right elbow inflammation|
|July 05, 2012||Dee Gordon||15-Day DL||Right thumb UCL tear|
|August 04, 2012||Donnie Murphy||15-Day DL||Left hamstring strain|
|August 04, 2012||Emilio Bonifacio||15-Day DL||Sprained left thumb|
|August 03, 2012||Emilio Bonifacio||Day-to-Day||Left game - left thumb sprain|
|July 29, 2012||Logan Morrison||15-Day DL||Right knee inflammation|
|July 23, 2012||Juan Carlos Oviedo||15-Day DL||Right elbow sprain|
|July 08, 2012||Giancarlo Stanton||15-Day DL||Arthroscopic right knee surgery|
MIAMI (AP) -- Hanley Ramirez 's first night in the visitors' clubhouse at Marlins Park was winding down, and postgame rap music blared as he sat at his locker flanked by his three children.
They wore Dodgers jerseys; he wore a triumphant grin.
Ramirez had three hits and drove in two runs playing for the first time against the team that traded him last month, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat Miami 5-2 Friday night.
Ramirez, who spent seven seasons with the Marlins before being dealt away July 26, shrugged off boos from the crowd and broke a tie in the sixth inning with an RBI single. He added a 40-foot single with the bases loaded in the seventh.
"We don't expect anything less from him," said Clayton Kershaw (10-6), the chief beneficiary of Ramirez's run production. "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."
The 2009 NL batting champion hit only .246 this year for the Marlins. He's batting .259 in 15 games with the Dodgers.
"This kid has so much talent he can hurt you anytime," Miami manager Ozzie Guillen said. "He needed a change of scenery. I think it's good for him and his family. I think he'll play better for them."
Kershaw gave up two runs in 6 1-3 innings to win his third consecutive start for the Dodgers. Kenley Jansen allowed two baserunners in the ninth but completed a four-hitter to earn his 23rd save in 29 chances.
Juan Rivera hit a two-run homer off Mark Buehrle (9-11), who failed for the fifth time in a row to reach the 10-win milestone for a 12th consecutive season. Buehrle allowed four runs in six innings.
Justin Ruggiano hit his 10th homer for Miami.
Ramirez, who never reached the playoffs with the Marlins, drew more jeers than cheers each time he stepped to the plate, including in the first inning.
"I was surprised they booed him as much as they did," Buehrle said. "I kind of stepped back to give him his moment to tip his hat, but he got booed too much and couldn't even do that."
Ramirez said he didn't mind the reception the fans gave him.
"That's OK," Ramirez said. "I still love them. There's a lot of love for them, and I think there was a lot of support those seven years down here."
One section of the ballpark began a derisive chant of his name, but it didn't catch on with the rest of the crowd of 28,130.
The Dodgers, embarking on a 10-game trip, rallied from a 1-0 deficit with four runs in the sixth. Shane Victorino led off with a double, took third on a sacrifice and scored on Matt Kemp 's double. Ramirez followed with an RBI single, and Rivera hit his sixth homer.
The Marlins intentionally walked Kemp to load the bases with two out in the seventh. When Ramirez followed with a dribbler, catcher John Buck fielded the ball but had no play, making the score 5-2.
Ramirez took no umbrage in the Marlins' decision to walk Kemp.
"I would do it, too," he said with a laugh. "I'm hitting .240."
Ruggiano hit a homer near the Marlins' home run sculpture in the first inning, a clout estimated at 430 feet. The homer was the first allowed by Kershaw in his past eight starts.
The left-hander then retired the next 14 batters.
"He was good tonight," manager Don Mattingly said. "He has really been good almost every time out, but he's getting in a little bit of a groove, it seems like."
The Dodgers led 4-1 in the sixth when Ramirez was slow fielding a grounder on a play scored as a fielder's choice. That loaded the bases with none out, but Kershaw escaped while allowing only one run, on a sacrifice fly by Carlos Lee .
"When you face a kid of that caliber, you've got to bring your best stuff to beat him," Guillen said.
Miami left the bases loaded in the seventh and finished 0 for 6 with runners in scoring position.
Lee went 0 for 3, ending his 14-game hitting streak.
Notes: Before the game, the Dodgers activated INF Adam Kennedy (groin) from the disabled list. ... Marlins SS Jose Reyes , whose 26-game hitting streak ended Thursday, sat out because of a sore right hand. He said he expected to play Saturday. ... Marlins 2B Emilio Bonifacio (sprained left thumb) said he expects to be activated as soon as he's eligible to come off the disabled list Aug. 19. ... Ruggiano's homer was the 84th off the Dodgers this year, fewest in the majors. ... Kemp had two hits and hiked his average against lefties this year to .478.