Cole (15-8) allowed seven runs on 10 hits, a walk and a hit batter while striking out seven in 5.2 innings, taking the loss versus Cleveland on Sunday.
Cleveland put runs on the board in four of the six innings Cole pitched in, including solo shots from Jose Ramirez and Roberto Perez in the fifth and sixth. Cole has been a bit generous with baserunners lately, allowing 19 hits and six walks in his last 14.1 innings across three starts. His ERA ticked up to 3.03 with a 1.03 WHIP and 231:38 K:BB through 169.1 innings overall. The Yankees' ace is projected for a road start in Boston on Friday, as an off day Thursday allows the team to work with a four-man rotation next week.