It seemed that after regaining first place by taking two of three from the Blue Jays last weekend, then sweeping the Twins this week, the Yankees had righted-the-ship and were gaining steam toward September.

Not so fast. And, certainly not if they're playing the Indians.

The Yankees fell 4-3 on Sunday in the Bronx, losing three of four in the series and dropping a half game behind Toronto in the AL East. Cleveland is a struggling club this year, but took five of seven meetings between the two teams in the last two weeks.

It appears they also lost C.C Sabathia for at least a little while, although this may be a case of addition by subtraction going forward. Sabathia is 4-9 on the year with a 5.27 ERA. He didn't factor in Sunday's decision, having left in the third inning with knee pain, and it's believed he's likely headed for the DL. C.C. gave up a long first inning homer to Carlos Santana before his exit.

But, it was another Cleveland home run much later that turned out to be the deciding factor. Francisco Lindor's solo-blast in the eight off Dellin Betances (6-3) turned out to be the game winner, and sucked the life out of Yankees Stadium just a half inning after Carlos Beltran rallied the home crowd with a two-run, game tying double.

The AL West leading Astros open a three-game series in the Bronx on Monday night. New York will throw 13-2 Nathan Eovaldi against Scott Feldman, 5-5.