Marlins open roof for game against Red Sox

The Miami Marlins’ retractable roof is open for their game

against the Boston Red Sox, a surprising development with South

Florida’s steamy rainy season under way.

A high-pressure system brought unusually dry weather to the

area, and half an hour before Monday’s night game started, workers

at the Marlins’ new ballpark opened the roof, treating fans to

clear skies and a balmy breeze.

The game-time temperature was 79 degrees.

It was only the fifth time the roof has been open this season,

and the first since April 18. Team president David Samson said last

month he expected the roof to be closed for the rest of the regular

season.