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.