New York Yankees defeat Cleveland Indians, 7-3

As soon as the mad scramble for the ball at the right-field fence had ended, Joe Girardi dashed down the dugout steps to the video room to watch a replay of Jorge Posada's seventh-inning drive, the key moment of Yankees-Indians Sunday at the Stadium.

Each time he saw the play, a 33-year-old fan named Brian Doyle and Indians outfielder Trevor Crowe converge in a tangle of gloves, wall padding and horsehide, Girardi was more convinced Posada had just hit a home run. Other...