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Updated: September 12, 2003, 12:06 PM ET
By By David Mosse

American League
Baltimore Orioles: Mike Hargrove remains unsure where he will be next season. The Orioles manager, who by all accounts has done a solid job this season, met with the club's executive vice president of baseball operations, Jim Beattie, on Thursday. But according to the Washington Post, the issue that undoubtedly was at the front of each man's mind -- the contract status of Hargrove and his six coaches -- never came up. The 53-year-old is in the final year of his contract, which he signed before the 2000 season. It was a three-year contract with a team option for 2003, which the team exercised decisively at the end of his first season in Baltimore.

Minnesota Twins: Shannon Stewart showed once again why he should be considered a legitimate candidate for the American League MVP award. In the Twins' biggest game of the season to date, Stewart, who has been nothing short of remarkable since being acquired from the Blue Jays, smacked a double to the right-field wall off White Sox ace Esteban Loaiza. Stewart's hit propelled Minnesota to a 5-2 victory that moved the Twins into a first-place tie with Chicago American League Central lead. The Twins have gone 34-19 (the league's best record) since acquiring the outfielder.