New York Yankees defeat Cleveland Indians, 3-1

CLEVELAND - The drought is finally over.

After 971 days, the Yankees are looking down on the rest of the American League East, having overtaken first place from the Red Sox with a 3-1 win over the Indians Friday night.

It may be hard to believe, but the Yankees had not occupied sole possession of the division's top spot since Oct. 1, 2006, and had spent only six days tied for first during the past 2 1/2 seasons.

"It doesn't mean a whole lot, but it's better than n...