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Watch: Fans take cover as it rains in Minute Maid Park

The rain started to seep into the ballpark during the eighth inning as severe weather moved through Southeast Texas bringing heavy rains and lightning.

HOUSTON — Fans took cover after it started raining inside Minute Maid Park during Thursday night game between the Astros and Rangers.

The rain started to seep into the ballpark during the eighth inning as severe weather moved through Southeast Texas bringing heavy rains and lightning.

The façade in center field was wet and rain could be seen around the upper deck down the right field line, in center field and above the Crawford Boxes in left field.

The flags in deep center were whipping around and were drenched.

The Astros remind us that there are thin slats in the roof over Minute Maid Park.

And so, rain coming into the ballpark – even when the roof is closed – is a “fairly common occurrence when it rains hard.”

The facilities team doesn’t have to mop up the ballpark or do any extra maintenance.

The Astros will be ready for fans who head to tonight’s game against the Rangers.

First pitch is at 7:10 p.m.

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