BOSTON – The dreadlocks are a little longer. The pants are a little baggier. The uniform number is a lot higher than when Manny Ramirez played for the Red Sox.

Returning to Fenway Park for the first time since he was traded to Los Angeles, Ramirez exchanged hugs Friday night with David Ortiz and other former teammates before the Dodgers played the Red Sox. Ramirez was greeted with a mixed reaction from a sold-out crowd that included another former star who was loved and hated in Boston, Roger Clemens.

“It was good to see my boy out there,” Ortiz said of Ramirez. “I had my little chitchat out there. Good to see him back.”

Ramirez didn’t talk to reporters before or after the game.

He was in the lineup at designated hitter, wearing his Dodgers No. 99 instead of his Boston No. 24; he made outs in his first two at-bats before singling and scoring in the sixth.

Ramirez came up with two on in the ninth but struck out looking to end the game, and Boston won, 10-6.

“He didn’t seem edgy at all. He was out there, he was a teammate. He did all the things he’d normally do,” Dodgers Manager Joe Torre said. “He seemed pretty comfortable to me. He kidded about it a couple of times during the week but nothing that indicated to me that he wasn’t looking forward to it.”

Ramirez received a loud but mixed collection of cheers and boos when he was introduced, and again when he went to the on-deck circle in the first inning. When he came to bat to lead off the second, some booed and some chanted “Manny!”

But everyone stood.

“I know the fans here love to boo,” Torre said before the game. “I certainly hope they understand how much Manny meant to this club and they won two World Series with him.”

Ramirez hit a looping fly ball into center for an out on the first pitch he saw from rookie Felix Doubront. He lined out to right field in the third, and led off the sixth with a single to center.

“Manny is certainly going to have a lot of emotions here,” Torre said. “This was a huge part of his career. You are never blase about coming to Boston and playing in front of these fans, and involved in so many pennant races and not have it be a big part of your life.”

Clemens also left under unpleasant circumstances. On Friday, he walked through the press box flanked by security on his way to his seats atop the Green Monster, where he signed autographs between innings and during pitching changes.

“We have a lot of guys that played here before, like Manny, who did a lot of good things for the ballclub,” said Ortiz, who homered to tie Ramirez for fifth on Boston’s all-time list. “People remember that.

In the middle of the second inning, the Red Sox played a video on the scoreboard of Ramirez highlights. It showed him making diving catches, receiving his Series MVP trophy, posing at the plate after hitting a home run and, of course, opening the door to the Green Monster for one of his mysterious visits there.