Perhaps the open roof gave the Miami Marlins the edge they needed to end their worst home losing streak of the year.
There's plenty of evidence showing that giving the ball to Mark Buehrle in interleague play is a good way to win a game.
Buehrle looks to match a major league record by winning an 11th straight interleague decision Tuesday night when Miami tries to hand the Boston Red Sox a season high-tying fifth consecutive defeat.
With the Marlins (32-29) starting their homestand 0-6 before this series, team management decided to take advantage of favorable weather conditions Monday night and open the retractable roof at new Marlins Park for the first time since April 18. Miami responded with a 4-1 victory to improve to 3-2 when the roof is open.
"It helped a little, because there was a little different feel in the ballpark," said closer Heath Bell, who converted his 10th straight save opportunity. "You could feel it a little more electric. I think the fans really liked it."