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OAKLAND, Calif. Coyotes Jerseys China . -- Jharel Cotton was impressive again in his third major league start. He left the game with a lead that didnt last for the Oakland Athletics.Marwin Gonzalez hit a tiebreaking, two-run single off Ryan Madson in the ninth inning and the Houston Astros came from behind to beat the As 4-2 on Monday night.Cotton allowed one run and two hits over six innings. The rookie right-hander retired 18 of the 20 batters he faced, striking out six and walking none.Every time out he looks like the same guy, Oakland manager Bob Melvin said. Hes locating all his pitches, his changeup, in any count, and his curveball was probably better today than weve seen it. ... He pitched great.Cotton, acquired in a trade with the Los Angeles Dodgers this summer, has yielded just three earned runs in 18 innings over his first three starts with Oakland.Its been fascinating so far. Im just hoping to keep it going, he said. We have a good group of guys behind me pushing me and pushing me to get better.The Astros trailed 2-1 going into the eighth but tied it on pinch-hitter Tyler Whites RBI double. They scored twice in the ninth to help their chances in the crowded AL wild-card race.Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa opened the inning with singles. After Evan Gattis was intentionally walked, Gonzalez lined the first pitch from Madson (5-7) into center field to drive in Altuve and Correa.Im trying to get a force at home, Melvin said, explaining his decision to walk Gattis. Im not going to get Altuve at home on a groundball without a force play.Ryon Healy and Bruce Maxwell each hit a solo homer for the As, who had won six of seven.The left-handed-hitting Maxwells homer, an opposite-field shot, was his first in the majors.Thats where a lot of my power is, he said. It felt good to finally get one.Melvin was pleased, too.In the minor leagues he wasnt showing a lot of power, but certainly now hes pulling the ball a little bit more and getting the ball a little more elevated, whereas earlier in his career he was more of a line-drive guy hitting the ball to left field, the manager said. His offense is really coming around.Correa finished with two hits and Gattis hit his 28th home run to help the Astros win their fifth straight against the As.Former Oakland reliever Luke Gregerson (4-1) retired three batters for the win. Ken Giles pitched the ninth for his 12th save.Houston is tied with Seattle, three games behind co-leaders Baltimore and Toronto for the two AL wild cards. Detroit is a half-game in front of the Astros and Mariners.CLOSING IN ON 200 AGAINAltuve went 1 for 4, leaving him one hit shy of 200. He is attempting to become the first player since Ichiro Suzuki to have 200 or more hits in three consecutive seasons.PEACOCK CAN STRUTHouston starter Brad Peacock allowed two runs over 5 1/3 innings. Peacock, the As top pitching prospect before he was traded to the Astros in 2013, extended his career-best streak for allowing three earned runs or fewer to 10 consecutive games. The string dates to 2014.TRAINERS ROOMAthletics: Sonny Gray (strained right forearm) will throw a bullpen Tuesday and if all goes well, the Oakland ace will face hitters in the next step of his rehab. The team is still hopeful of getting Gray into a game before the end of the season. ... Henderson Alvarez will undergo a second surgery on his right shoulder Tuesday. Alvarez has not pitched in the majors since May 22, 2015. ... 1B/OF Mark Canha will begin hitting off a tee as he attempts to return from a back strain that has kept him out since May 9.UP NEXTAstros: RHP Joe Musgrove (3-4) starts against Oakland on Tuesday. The rookie beat the As earlier this season when he pitched 5 1/3 scoreless innings.Athletics: LHP Sean Manaea (6-9) makes his second start since missing 15 days with a strained left rhomboid. Custom Keith Tkachuk Jersey . -- Aaron Murray threw for 408 yards and three touchdowns, ran for another score, and led No. Wholesale Custom Coyotes Shirts . The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the Lions have not announced the hiring, which was first reported by ESPN. Lombardi, the grandson of former Green Bay Hall of Fame coach Vince Lombardi, has been an offensive assistant on Sean Paytons New Orleans staff since 2007. http:///...ersey-large-71y.html . White came in fourth place in the event. He was the two-time defending gold medallist. The gold medal went to Swiss snowboarder Iouri Podladtchikov. John Aloisi reckons Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold is worried a maroon-clad Brisbane Roar will end their unbeaten A-League run on Saturday.Arnold attempted to play down the significance of Brisbanes State of Origin-inspired maroon jerseys, which they will wear as a one-off instead of their usual orange strip at Suncorp Stadium in an attempt to pump up the rivalry between the two sides.But Aloisi believes thats only because he knows theyll have an effect.Hes probably a little bit worried about us getting up for it so much. I dont even need to play it up with our players, Aloisi said on Friday.We saw last year when we went down there and beat them, we saw when we beat them here.Our players dont know how to roll over - theyll go to the end. Of course hes going to play it down.Arnold shrugged off the Roars kit change on Thursday, saying its not rugby league, its football, and even suggested it might bring them bad luck because theyve never worn it before.However, Aloisi pointed out Queenslands junior representative teams in football have long worn maroon at national titles.When you talk to Matty McKay or Jade North or Daniel Bowles or Luke DeVere, all these players are excited. They feel like theyre representing their state again, Aloisi said.Hes right in what he says about it dooesnt change anything. Cheap Custom Coyotes Jersey. It doesnt change (that) were very strong at Suncorp.I played for Sydney FC, I know what its like to play against Brisbane Roar - somehow Brisbane Roar always find that extra bit of energy.Maybe Sydney dont feel it, but I know everyone up here does.Sydney can match the best ever start to an A-League season by any side with a win over the third-placed Roar, who are unbeaten in their last four outings.Striker Jamie Maclaren will return from international duty but Brisbane have lost winger Brandon Borrello for the next two weeks because of a hamstring injury, while the Sky Blues are at full strength.STATS THAT MATTER* Sydney FC have kept a clean sheet in each of their last three games away from home, never before in their A-League history have they done so on four consecutive occasions on the road.* Brisbanes Thomas Kristensen has made 24 tackles so far this season, the second-most of any player and only four behind this weeks opponent Michael Zullo (28).* Sydnyes Milos Ninkovic has been involved in seven goals already this season (4 goals, 3 assists); only Marco Rojas (4 goals, 4 assists) has been involved in more. 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