Cotton had one going through five until …
UPDATED: DH Matt Holliday ripped Cotton’s 88-mph slider for a two-run homer with one out in the sixth inning. The Yankees lead, 3-1.
The A’s pulled Cotton after Starlin Castro singled immediately following Holliday’s blast.
NEW YORK — Oakland A’s starting pitcher Jharel Cotton has no-hit the Yankees through five innings at Yankee Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The Yankees were in the lead, however, 1-0, on Starlin Castro’s first-inning sacrifice fly that brought in Gary Sanchez.
Cotton has fanned four Yankees in the process. He’s also given up some hard contact. Didi Gregorius and Aaron Hicks each hooked long fly balls that would have been homers if they weren’t about 15 feet foul.
Cotton was called up Saturday to replace Kendall Graveman, who was put on the disabled list with shoulder soreness.
Baseball America ranked Cotton the game’s 84th best prospect before the season.
The Yankees haven’t been shutout this season let alone no-hit.
CC Sabathia has been similarly good for the Yankees, giving up just three groundball hits while striking out seven.