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Quote: "We came out and played a beer league game. The only thing missing was a keg around second base." -- Mariners manager Lou Piniella, whose team committed four errors, leading to four unearned runs.

It's a fact: The start of the sixth inning was held up for two minutes while the video of the Belmont Stakes was shown on the Yankee Stadium scoreboard.

Who's hot: Yankees closer Mariano Rivera lowered his ERA to 0.44 with a scoreless inning.

Who's not: Mariners second baseman Joey Cora committed three errors, leading to three uneared runs. He has 11 errors this season.

On deck: The Mets' Masato Yoshii, whose last start was cut short by violent weather in Pittsburgh, faces Steve Avery of the Braves, making only his fourth start of the season tonight.

Pub Date: 6/07/98

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