Cubs' Junior Lake Homers, Then Taunts Marlins

The young right fielder homers and attempts to silence Marlins dugout, clearing both benches.

Down 6-1 in the sixth inning, Cubs right fielder Junior Lake blasted a home run deep to left field. Filling in for an injured Jorge Soler, the unassuming batter flipped his bat a bit much and trotted around the bases to collect his run. 


However, as he rounded third and headed for home, he glared over at the Marlins dugout and brought his finger to his mouth, indicating them to shush. 

Nobody on the Marlins seemed to make any provocation against the young player, but things became chippy afterwards. After stepping on the plate, Marlins catcher, J.T. Realmuto greeted him with some strong words that ultimately cleared the benches and brought both teams around home plate. Cubs star, Anthony Rizzo, restrained Lake well, and luckily no punches were thrown during this odd ordeal. 

It was just Junior Lake’s first home run of the season, and the Cubs went on to lose 7-3.  


Take a look below at his taunt:


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