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Miami Marlins morning news: Club united after benches clear against Cubs

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Miami is hoping to build on momentum from Wednesday's victory over the Cubs. Plus notes on Giancarlo Stanton and Dan Jennings' first ejection.

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Marlins News

When Junior Lake pointed towards the Marlins' dugout after hitting a home run on Wednesday, Miami's bench cleared. According to  MLB.com's Joe Frisaro, the Marlins plan to capitalize on the momentum.

Seeing their young ace in the middle of a potential scrum wasn't ideal for the Marlins. But cooler heads prevailed.

"We're all a team," Miami manager Dan Jennings said when asked about Fernandez's involvement. "Everybody believes in everybody. We're going to win as a team. We're going to lose as a team. We're going to be a team."

Miami has options with the 12th overall pick in the 2015 MLB Draft. A catcher may be likely.

The Marlins were not fooled by Jon Lester. He allowed six runs over five innings on Wednesday.

A Giancarlo Stanton portrait was sold for $25,000.

Dan Jennings got tossed for the first time against the Cubs. An argument over balls and strikes resulted in an argument.

A.J. Ramos has thrived as the Marlins' closer. But Steve Cishek may get another opportunity.

Miami's defense has been consistent and Dee Gordon and Adeiny Hechavarria have a lot to do with that.

The Marlins are not looking to sell. Period.

Jose Fernandez had success in his first rehab start, tossing three innings and striking out seven.

Around the League

Rafael Soriano fired Scott Boras and is holding a private workout.

Rangers' Josh Hamilton is out with a hamstring strain.

Minnesota placed Ricky Nolasco on the disabled list with an ankle injury.

Devin Mesoraco will try and come back from his hip injury as a left fielder.

At Fish Stripes

-MLB Draft 2015: Miami Marlins depth chart needs - Fish Stripes

The Miami Marlins have various needs that could be addressed in the 2015 MLB Draft. Where do the Fish need the most assistance?

-Miami Marlins' Jose Fernandez on target for mid-summer return - Fish Stripes

Miami's ace could be back within a few months.

-Miami Marlins' Adeiny Hechavarria deserves to be an All-Star - Fish Stripes

Giancarlo Stanton and Dee Gordon are the obvious choices. Adeiny Hechavarria probably does not initially come to mind.

-Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton mashing home runs at career-record pace - Fish Stripes

Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton has done one thing astonishingly well this season: he is hitting home runs on a pace he has not seen since 2012.