The New York Yankees defeated the Baltimore Orioles on Friday afternoon. The game took place at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida and the final score was 7-1. Tanaka started and pitched three scoreless innings, the Yankees bullpen also did a good job as they only allowed two hits and an unearned run. The offense was led by Didi Gregorius who had three hits and Jacoby Ellsbury who had two hits and two RBI.
Tanaka pitched three innings giving up one hits and he struck out three. Chasen Shreve pitched 1 1/3 perfect innings with a couple of strikeouts, Nick Rumbelow pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up a hit and he struck out two and Vincente Campos pitched two innings giving up a hit and an unearned run and he struck out two. Tyler Olson pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout.
Ellsbury had two hits and two RBI, Ronald Torreyes had a hit and Alex Rodriguez had a hit. Mark Teixeira had a hit, Brian McCann had a hit, two RBI and drew a walk and Starlin Castro drew a walk. Gary Sanchez drew a walk, Gregorius had three hits and an RBI, Tyler Wade had a hit and Aaron Judge drew a walk. Chris Denorfia had a hit and two RBI, Teixeira hit a double and the Yankees were 5-8 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base. Gregorius had a stolen base and McCann and Slade Heathcott each committed an error.
In the first McCann hit a two run single giving the Yankees a 2-0 lead. In the second Ellsbury hit an RBI single to push the lead to 3-0. In the third Gregorius hit an RBI single and Denorfia hit a two run single to up the Yankees lead to 6-0. Ellsbury hit an RBI single to make it 7-0 in the third and in the seventh the Orioles got on the board with a Christian Walker sac fly to make it 7-1 and that would be the final score.
The Yankees improved their spring record to 3-6-2 and the Orioles fell to 0-10. The Yankees will head to Port Charlotte on Saturday afternoon to take on the Tampa Bay Rays.