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Rapid Reaction: Marlins 7, Cubs 3

MIAMI -- The Chicago Cubs lost 7-3 to the Miami Marlins on Wednesday night. Here's a quick look at the game.

How it happened: The Marlins scored four times in the second inning off of Cubs starter Jon Lester as J.T. Realmuto, Adeiny Hechavarria, Dee Gordon and Martin Prado had the RBIs. Gordon was declared safe after a video review determined he beat the throw from shortstop. The Marlins added to the lead in the fifth when Giancarlo Stanton and Jeff Baker hit back-to-back home runs, making it 6-0. The Cubs finally got on the board in the sixth inning when Junior Lake hit his first home run of the season with a man on, then Matt Szczur singled home Starlin Castro, who had tripled. But that's as close as the Cubs would get. Lester lasted just five innings while giving up six runs on nine hits.

What it means: Lester didn't keep his team in the game, that's any pitcher's goal. He was hit hard and couldn't pitch around mistakes behind him. After a rough April, Lester had a stellar May, but June is off to a bad start.

Lake continues to give the Cubs some energy at the plate as he fills in for injured Jorge Soler, but besides homering he also struck out twice and taunted the Marlins as he rounded third on his long ball. The Cubs need consistency out of him as they'll miss Soler's presence in the middle of the order.

Benches clear: After hitting his long home run, Lake threw his bat away and took his time rounding the bases before telling the Marlins bench to be quiet with a “shh” gesture. That got everyone out to home plate where there was some pushing but no punches were thrown. The umpires didn't deem it serious enough to eject anyone.

Key play: Down 2-0 with men on first and third and two outs in the second inning, Lester almost got out of the jam when Dee Gordon hit a ground ball to Castro at shortstop. Instead of going the shorter route to second for the force out, Castro threw to first. After a video review it was determined the speedy Gordon beat the throw. The Marlins scored two more runs in the inning, including one on that play.

What's next: The Cubs move on to the nation's capital where they'll face the Washington Nationals in a four-game series beginning on Thursday night when Jake Arrieta (4-4, 3.18) faces Gio Gonzalez (4-2, 4.73).