Morris helps Reds win, 10-6

Published 12:00 am Thursday, March 23, 2000

The Associated Press

Fort Myers, Fla.

Thursday, March 23, 2000

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Fort Myers, Fla. – Hal Morris doubled in the go-ahead run to lead the Cincinnati Reds past the Boston Red Sox 10-6 in 11 innings on Wednesday.

Morris’ hit scored Kimera Bartee, who ran for Dmitri Young after he walked off Fernando de la Cruz to lead off the inning

Red Sox starter Jeff Fassero, projected as the team’s third starter, allowed two runs in 3 1-3 innings, raising his spring ERA to 7.94.

The Red Sox took a 6-5 lead into the ninth as Jason Varitek and Jose Offerman had RBI hits. The Reds tied the game when Michael Tucker doubled, moved to third on a single by Benito Santiago, and scored on a sacrifice fly by Aaron Boone.

Cincinnati’s Eddie Galliard got the win.

Boone and Gookie Dawkins homered for the Reds.

The Reds host Pittsburgh at 1 p.m. today. The game will be televised by Fox Sports Ohio.