New York Yankees defeat Tampa Bay Rays, 8-7

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Tuesday night's game had the makings of being the worst loss of the Yankees' season.

Instead, Jorge Posada turned it into one of their biggest victories.

Posada's pinch-hit, leadoff home run in the 10th inning gave the Yankees an 8-7 win over the Rays and sole possession of first place in the American League East once again.

"If we lost the game, it could have been tough," Posada said. "But we won."

Tampa Bay erased a six-run deficit with a ...