Yankees held hitless into 6th by Cotton, but beat A's 3-2

Just back from the minors, Jharel Cotton totally knew what he was doing.


He was taking a no-hitter into the sixth inning at Yankee Stadium.

“I thought about it too much,” the Oakland rookie admitted.

Matt Holliday broke up Cotton’s bid with a two-run homer with two outs in the sixth, and that sent resurgent CC Sabathia and New York to a 3-2 victory Saturday.

“Pitching at Yankee Stadium, it’s a great feeling. A lot of guys don’t get to pitch at Yankee Stadium,” Cotton said. “I wanted it to be a spectacular one.”

He certainly made it interesting until Holliday connected.

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