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New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka watches the ball after Cleveland Indians' Nick Swisher hit a two-run home run in the sixth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, July 8, 2014, in Cleveland. Lonnie Chisenhall scored on the play. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka watches the ball after Cleveland Indians' Nick Swisher hit a two-run home run in the sixth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, July 8, 2014, in Cleveland. Lonnie Chisenhall scored on the play. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

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