Tanaka limited Baltimore to an infield single with three strikeouts and a hit batsman, throwing 30 of 40 pitches for strikes. The right-hander has thrown five scoreless innings this spring and continues to be on track to start on Opening Day, though he said that assignment has not yet been discussed with the team.
Mike Wright started for Baltimore and was charged with five runs and five hits in 2 2/3 innings. The right-hander walked two and struck out six, throwing 39 of 66 pitches for strikes in his third spring start.
McCann knocked a two-run single in the first inning, Ellsbury had RBI singles in the second and third innings, and non-roster invitee Chris Denorfia also contributed a two-run single as New York batted around in the third inning.
"That's the game of baseball," Wright said. "Like I said last week, honestly, as far as my execution of pitches went, I thought I did very well and the results just weren't there. What I'm taking from this is I'm just going to keep working and keep doing the same thing because eventually it's going to pay off."
The defeat dropped the Orioles to 0-10-2 this spring.
Up next for the Orioles:Ubaldo Jimenez will make his third spring start on Saturday vs. the Minnesota Twins. Phil Hughes will make his second start at Ed Smith Stadium for Minnesota, with the game slated for a 1:05 p.m. ET start on Gameday Audio.