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Manny Ramirez's presence helps

He doesn't do much in his return, but Dodgers smack four homers in victory

Updated: August 22, 2010, 6:23 PM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- To the naked eye, Manny Ramirez's return to the Los Angeles Dodgers' starting lineup was hardly worth the wait. He went hitless in three at-bats, striking out in two of them. He didn't have a ball hit to him in left field, other than a single through the left side of the infield that he simply had to scoop up and throw back to the infield. And the crowd reaction seemed to suggest a collective indifference.

But getting Ramirez back wasn't just about Ramirez. In fact, in the ...

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