With the addition of Adrian Gonzalez to a power-packed lineup, the Dodgers went off for eight runs -- led by a three-run homer from Gonzalez -- on a season-high 16 hits in their first game after executing a blockbuster deal with the Red Sox that also sent Josh Beckett, Nick Punto and Carl Crawford to L.A.
"The names in the lineup are different, but my job stays the same to put these guys in the best possible situation," Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said.
The late-season additions and the rest of the lineup will need to help one of the Dodgers' offseason acquisitions in Sunday's series finale against the Marlins, as righty Aaron Harang -- who ranks 30th among qualifying National League starters when it comes to run support -- takes the mound.
Run support hasn't been an issue lately for Marlins lefty Mark Buehrle, who will oppose Harang. In Buehrle's last two starts, the Marlins have scored a combined 21 runs, including 12 on a season-high 20 hits during his last outing at Arizona.
In each of those two starts, Buehrle has pitched seven innings and given up two earned runs. He walked one batter between the two, and his 31 walks are third fewest among NL pitchers with at least 25 starts.
While Buehrle has been impressive of late, the Marlins will need to cut back on errors -- which have plagued them on their current road trip, which concludes Sunday -- if they hope to once again help reward their veteran lefty.
"I've always said, the double play is the pitcher's best friend, but errors are the worst," Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen said. "Playing good defense is very important. If you are playing good defense, you're going to help your pitching staff. But every time you make an error, the pitching staff suffers, and the lineup comes around one more time."
Marlins: Stanton ties Mantle, Jones
Giancarlo Stanton's second-inning homer off Clayton Kershaw gave him 84 home runs in his young career. Saturday's shot, his 28th of the season, tied Mickey Mantle and Andruw Jones for the ninth most by a player before turning 23 years old.
"To be in the same list or category with these names is hands down something you only dream about," Stanton said. "But also, a few of the names on the list are not on top of the all-time list."
Stanton's home run Saturday was his seventh on the team's current road trip, which set a franchise record.
Dodgers: Billingsley to the DL
Chad Billingsley was placed on the disabled list for the second time in as many months Saturday. The righty landed on the DL thanks to inflammation in his throwing elbow that occurred during Friday's series opener against the Marlins.
Billingsley missed his first start after the All-Star break because he was on the DL with right elbow inflammation. After returning to the rotation, he went 6-0 in six starts before the discomfort caused him to leave Friday's start after giving up three runs in 3 1/3 innings.
Dodgers general manager Ned Colleti hinted at the injury being worse than first expected when he said during Saturday's news conference that newly acquired pitcher Josh Beckett is "somebody who will help our rotation, especially after the news of [Friday] that Chad may be out for a while."
Marlins infielder Donovan Solano has a career-high nine-game hitting streak.
Andre Ethier has 10 consecutive at-bats with a hit, breaking Ron Cey's Los Angeles Dodgers record of nine straight set in 1977.