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The Miami Marlins lost much more than a game Thursday night. They likely have lost slugger Giancarlo Stanton for the rest of the season after a frightening scene at Miller Park.

Stanton sustained multiple facial fractures, dental damage and cuts that needed stitches after being hit in the face by a fastball from Milwaukee’s Mike Fiers.

Stanton’s father was at the game and came onto the field while his son was treated. Stanton was bleeding heavily from his mouth, then was driven away from the plate in an ambulance. His dad rode with him to the hospital.

It was ruled that Stanton swung trying to get out of the way of the 88 mph pitch from Fiers. Reed Johnson batted for Stanton and was hit in the hand by Fiers’ next pitch, triggering a bench-clearing brawl.

“I’ve never seen anything like that and I’ve definitely never seen two swings called on those two plays,” Marlins manager Mike Redmond said. “I’ve never seen a guy get hit in the mouth and called for a swing. He’s out there bleeding at home plate and for the first base ump to say he swung at that pitch, what a joke.” (Photos: Morry Gash/The Associated Press, Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

It’s been a big year for spring training outfield wall ads.In this photo, Miami Marlins centrefielder Joe Benson chases a ball as it is hit off a real estate advertisement on an outfield wall for an RBI-double by Houston Astros’ J.D. Martinez during the seventh inning of a spring training game. Last week, Cleveland Indians outfielder Carlos Moncrief had a run-in with a kitchen. (Photo: Jeff Roberson/The Associated Press)

It’s been a big year for spring training outfield wall ads.

In this photo, Miami Marlins centrefielder Joe Benson chases a ball as it is hit off a real estate advertisement on an outfield wall for an RBI-double by Houston Astros’ J.D. Martinez during the seventh inning of a spring training game.

Last week, Cleveland Indians outfielder Carlos Moncrief had a run-in with a kitchen. (Photo: Jeff Roberson/The Associated Press)

Everything you need to know about the NBA season: Can anyone stop LeBron James and the Heat? Who will win the Andrew Wiggins tank-a-thon? Is our long national Dwightmare over? We tackle these questions and more in the National Post’s NBA preview. (Photo: Alex Brandon/The Associated Press)

Everything you need to know about the NBA season: Can anyone stop LeBron James and the Heat? Who will win the Andrew Wiggins tank-a-thon? Is our long national Dwightmare over? We tackle these questions and more in the National Post’s NBA preview. (Photo: Alex Brandon/The Associated Press)

The game meant little in the standings. Yet as the NL East-leading Atlanta Braves faced the team with the league’s worst record, they found themselves in a bench-clearing standoff.“It was crazy, huh?” third baseman Chris Johnson said. “Tempers were high.”Rookie Jose Fernandez aggravated the Braves with his demonstrative behaviour while pitching the Miami Marlins to a 5-2 victory Wednesday.Fernandez was in no mood to celebrate the victory to end his marvellous season. Instead he trudged through a quiet stadium hallway to seek out the Braves so he could apologize for his behaviour.Fernandez allowed seven innings and hit his first major-league homer, but he drew a rebuke from his manager for showboating, and precipitated the standoff with the Braves.“I feel embarrassed,” the 21-year-old Fernandez said. (Photo: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

The game meant little in the standings. Yet as the NL East-leading Atlanta Braves faced the team with the league’s worst record, they found themselves in a bench-clearing standoff.

“It was crazy, huh?” third baseman Chris Johnson said. “Tempers were high.”

Rookie Jose Fernandez aggravated the Braves with his demonstrative behaviour while pitching the Miami Marlins to a 5-2 victory Wednesday.

Fernandez was in no mood to celebrate the victory to end his marvellous season. Instead he trudged through a quiet stadium hallway to seek out the Braves so he could apologize for his behaviour.

Fernandez allowed seven innings and hit his first major-league homer, but he drew a rebuke from his manager for showboating, and precipitated the standoff with the Braves.

“I feel embarrassed,” the 21-year-old Fernandez said. (Photo: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Jacob Turner of the Miami Marlins pitches during a game against the Atlanta Braves at Marlins Park on July 10, 2013 in Miami, Florida. (Photo: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Jacob Turner of the Miami Marlins pitches during a game against the Atlanta Braves at Marlins Park on July 10, 2013 in Miami, Florida. (Photo: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

How do you celebrate your team’s 27 game winning streak? Videobomb your teammates during their post-game interview, obviously. At least if you are LeBron James.
The Miami Heat star decided to videobomb Ray Allen’s moment in the spotlight … and it was well worth it. Click to watch the video.

How do you celebrate your team’s 27 game winning streak? Videobomb your teammates during their post-game interview, obviously. At least if you are LeBron James.

The Miami Heat star decided to videobomb Ray Allen’s moment in the spotlight … and it was well worth it. Click to watch the video.

Don’t mind us tennis players, we’re just hanging out with some dolphins. Just your average Tuesday. The usual.

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga swims with the dolphins at the Miami Seaquarium  during Day 2 of the Sony Open. (Photo: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

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LeBron James had 29 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists, and the Miami Heat tied a franchise record with their 14th straight victory, rallying to beat the New York Knicks 99-93 on Sunday. (Photo: Nick Laham/Getty Images)

LeBron James had 29 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists, and the Miami Heat tied a franchise record with their 14th straight victory, rallying to beat the New York Knicks 99-93 on Sunday. (Photo: Nick Laham/Getty Images)

WE’RE DONE. PACK IT UP. The Internet cannot get better than this.
This is Desmond Bryant. He is a defensive tackle for the Oakland Raiders (for now, anyway). This is his mug shot. We can’t stop staring. (Handout)

WE’RE DONE. PACK IT UP. The Internet cannot get better than this.

This is Desmond Bryant. He is a defensive tackle for the Oakland Raiders (for now, anyway). This is his mug shot. We can’t stop staring. (Handout)

Best photo from last night: Fans storm the court after the Miami Hurricanes defeated the Duke Blue Devils on January 23 in Coral Gables, Florida. Miami defeated Duke 90-63.  (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Best photo from last night: Fans storm the court after the Miami Hurricanes defeated the Duke Blue Devils on January 23 in Coral Gables, Florida. Miami defeated Duke 90-63.  (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)