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Red Sox, Marlins simmer down after lineup flap

  • Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell, left, and umpire Angel Hernandez leave the field after a rain delay was called during the eighth inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game between the Miami Marlins and the Boston Red Sox Thursday, March 6, 2014, in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell, left, and umpire Angel Hernandez leave the field after a rain delay was called during the eighth inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game between the Miami Marlins and the Boston Red Sox Thursday, March 6, 2014, in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

  • Members of the Roger Dean Stadium grounds crew struggle with a tarp as rain halts an exhibition spring training baseball game between the Miami Marlins and the Boston Red Sox during the eighth inning Thursday, March 6, 2014, in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    Members of the Roger Dean Stadium grounds crew struggle with a tarp as rain halts an exhibition spring training baseball game between the Miami Marlins and the Boston Red Sox during the eighth inning Thursday, March 6, 2014, in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

  • Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell watches from the dugout steps during the seventh inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Thursday, March 6, 2014, in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell watches from the dugout steps during the seventh inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Thursday, March 6, 2014, in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

  • Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell, left, and umpire Angel Hernandez leave the field after a rain delay was called during the eighth inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game between the Miami Marlins and the Boston Red Sox Thursday, March 6, 2014, in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
  • Members of the Roger Dean Stadium grounds crew struggle with a tarp as rain halts an exhibition spring training baseball game between the Miami Marlins and the Boston Red Sox during the eighth inning Thursday, March 6, 2014, in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
  • Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell watches from the dugout steps during the seventh inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Thursday, March 6, 2014, in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

The lineup flap between the Boston Red Sox and Miami Marlins seems to have simmered down.

The Marlins were upset last Thursday when the World Series champion Red Sox sent a team full of minor leaguers to an exhibition game in Jupiter.

Jackie Bradley Jr. was the only Boston regular who made the 2½-hour trip across the state. Road teams are supposed to have at least four top-tier players in the lineup.

The Marlins had raised ticket prices for the game, which was scoreless when it was stopped early because of rain.

The Marlins complained to Major League Baseball. The Red Sox were disciplined by MLB – a fine is usually the penalty.

Boston General Manager Ben Cherington apologized to the Marlins for the watered-down lineup. Over the weekend, Red Sox owner John Henry sent a tweet that read: “They should apologize for their regular season lineup.”

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