Yankees’ Gerrit Cole Notches 20th Straight Regular-Season Victory

Gerrit Cole

New York Yankees ace Gerrit Cole continued his regular season dominance, notching his 20th straight victory in the regular season as the Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 10-3 on Friday night.

Cole (4-0) pitched seven strong innings, allowing one run and four hits, to post his 20th straight regular-season win over his past 27 starts dating to last season, becoming the sixth major league pitcher to accomplish the feat.

Cole is 20-0 with a 1.94 ERA in 27 starts.

Cole finished with 8 strikeouts and no walks after throwing 95 pitches.

“It was a tight game for a while,” Cole said (h/t ESPN). “We needed to make some pitches and we did.”

“Best pitcher in the game and that’s what you’re seeing,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said. “You’re seeing a guy that’s great at his craft with elite stuff and the ability to command it.”

Cole’s 27-game unbeaten streak is tied with Firpo Marberry for the fourth longest in baseball history, while Roger Clemens current;y holds the record with a 30-game unbeaten streak he notched in 1998-99, followed by Kris Medlen and Dave McNally at 28 games each.