For the second straight game, the New York Yankees flirted with a perfect game. After Jameson Taillon, it was Gerrit Cole's time to shine.

On Friday, Cole made life extremely difficult for the Detroit Tigers, who was unable to touch the ace pitcher until the seventh inning. Jonathan Schoop broke the drought for Detroit, though those efforts were useless as the Yankees went on to win 13-0 in front of their home fans.

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As baseball fans know, it followed Taillon's incredible display against the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday, during which he took his perfect game until the eighth inning.

Now according to ESPN Stats and Info, it is the first time since 1961–at the start of the expansion era–that a team has recorded two straight perfect game bids with six or more innings.

The Yankees have now won four straight games, and their last two victories will certainly boost the team's confidence as they try to keep hold of the top spot in the American League.

If Gerrit Cole and Jameson Taillon keep playing like they did in recent outings, who can beat the Yankees and topple them from the top spot? Of course it is impossible for them to play that flawlessly in every game, but if they remain in top form for the most part of the season, New York's World Series dreams could very well become a reality.