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Marlins Park has strongest winds since opening


MIAMI -- The strong storm that whistled through Miami on Tuesday night nearly impacted Marlins Park.

Around the sixth inning, heavy rains and strong winds caused some leaks at the ballpark and forced the closing of the doors to the Clevelander, the club located beyond the left-field wall.

While stadium officials were addressing the storm, the game continued without any interruption. The Marlins went on to beat the Cubs, 6-5.

Marlins president David Samson said the 53-mph winds were the strongest to affect the stadium since groundbreaking in July 2009.

"There were about six or seven places that had to be looked at, but the fact is the game went on, the fans were comfortable, the players were comfortable and the roof performed better than we actually hoped and expected," Samson said.

Joe Frisaro is a reporter for MLB.com. He writes a blog, called The Fish Pond. Follow him on Twitter Less

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