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Marlins play in 106 degree heat Saturday -- hottest game in team history

ST. LOUIS -- Time to rewrite the record book. 

The Marlins set a new team record Saturday when they took on the Cardinals at Busch Stadium and the thermometer inside read 106 degrees during the first pitch. The reading is the highest in Marlins’ history. On Friday night, the 103 degree heat matched the warmest ever.

Although the temperatures may be up, Marlins players say it doesn't feel like it's the hottest temperatures they've played in.

"It was hot, I'm not going to lie," Friday night starter Ricky Nolasco said. "But when we went to Boston it was pretty hot. And when we went to Puerto Rico [in 2010] I think that's the hottest I've ever pitched."

Outfielder Scott Cousins said playing in Sun Life Stadium on humid days felt hotter and said playing in Triple A New Orleans definitely felt hotter.

"There's nothing like the heat in the bayou," Cousins said. "This was just a dry heat."

The Marlins have skipped batting practice all three days in St. Louis to avoid extra time in the heat.

HOTTEST ROAD GAMES IN MARLINS HISTORY

7/7/12 106 at St. Louis
7/6/12 103 at St. Louis
6/14/99 103 at Arizona
6/16/99 102 at Arizona
7/5/12 101 at Milwaukee
7/25/97 100 at St. Louis
7/26/97 100 at St. Louis
7/27/97 100 at St. Louis
7/2/11 100 at Texas
7/4/12 100 at Milwaukee

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