NEW YORK -- The Yankees (12-8) took sole possession of first place in the American League East on Monday night with a 4-1 win over the Rays (11-9) at Yankee Stadium. The defeat snapped Tampa Bay's five-game winning streak and pushed the Yankees' record to 4-0 against the Rays this season.
Brian McCann's solo home run off Brandon Gomes in the sixth snapped a 1-1 tie. Carlos Beltran followed with a double to center and one out later scored when Stephen Drew doubled to right off Everett Teaford.
Bill Chastain is a reporter for MLB.com. Danny Knobler is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.