While the Orioles rested and watched the presidential debate Monday night, they improved their position in the American League wild-card race.

The Orioles, who face three games at Toronto and three at New York to end the season, are just one game behind the Blue Jays for the top wild-card spot. Baltimore holds a two-game lead for the second spot.

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On Monday, the Blue Jays lost to the Yankees, 7-5; the Detroit Tigers lost to the Cleveland Indians, 7-4; and the Seattle Mariners beat the Houston Astros, 4-3.

That leaves the Orioles two games up on the Tigers and Mariners with six games left. Baltimore is 3 1/2 up on the Astros.

A win tonight in Toronto with Kevin Gausman on the mound would tie the Orioles for the top wild-card spot. The Indians-Tigers and Mariners-Astros continue their series on Tuesday.

The Orioles on Monday announced ticket plans for possible postseason dates.

The AL wild-card game is scheduled for next Tuesday at the home of the team that holds the No. 1 wild-card spot. The AL divisional playoffs begin Oct. 6.

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