HOUSTON -- Joe Musgrove bounced back after two horrible outings, and the Houston Astros offense did the rest Monday night. Brad Hunt Jersey .Jose Altuve homered, Musgrove and three relievers combined on a four-hitter and the Astros beat the Oakland Athletics 6-0.Musgrove (2-2) struck out seven, walked three and allowed three hits over 5 1/3 innings, and then Luke Gregerson, Pat Neshek and Brad Peacock closed things out.Musgrove had allowed 13 runs over his last two starts.I have to be the guy who goes as hard as he can as long as he can, Musgrove said. The last couple outings I found myself trying to pace myself trying to get to the seventh. I did a lot of work this week making mechanical adjustments and told myself to go out there and give it everything you have as long as you can and let the bullpen take over from there.Musgrove retired 11 of the first 13 batters before Khris Davis singled with two outs in the fourth for the first hit against him.I thought he did a good job especially the fifth, Houston manager A.J. Hinch said. He came out really aggressive which is an adjustment for him to match quantity of strikes with quality. He wasnt going to leave anything in the tank and he was going to go as hard as he could as long as he could.Houston closed within two games of the second AL wild card with the win and Baltimores loss.As starter Sean Manaea (5-9) left after 3 1/3 innings with a left rhomboid strain. Manaea fielded a comebacker from Yulieski Gurriel to start the fourth, then threw one pitch to Marwin Gonzalez before manager Bob Melvin and the trainer headed to the mound. The left-hander was replaced by Chris Smith.Manaea said he was uncertain if he would miss his next start. He is listed as day-to-day.Just frustrating from where Im at, Manaea said. Already been on the DL once and to me it just feels like Im letting everyone down. I hate being hurt and just getting taken out early, especially with a close game like that just bothered me. It is what it is, I just have to make sure going forward I get everything done and try not to have this problem again.Altuve hit his second homer in two games to lead off the sixth and extend Houstons lead to 3-0. Alex Bregman hit a two-run single and Carlos Correa had an RBI single as part of a three-run seventh.We got extra opportunities in the second, obviously got the two runs on a couple errors and a couple walks but Altuves homer obviously was a big tack-on run, Hinch said. The three-run inning where Bregman breaks it open is what good offenses do when you get the opportunity.Manaea allowed two unearned runs and one hit with four strikeouts.Marcus Semien had two of Oaklands hits.TRAINING ROOMAthletics: INF Billy Butler was reinstated from the seven-day concussion list. To make room on the roster, INF Arismendy Alcantara was optioned to Class A Stockton. ... LHP Sean Doolittle (left shoulder strain) will continue a rehab assignment Tuesday with Triple-A Nashville. ... RHP Henderson Alvarez (right shoulder surgery) is set to start a rehab assignment Tuesday in Stockton. ... RHP Jesse Hahn (right shoulder strain) will pitch Wednesday for Nashville.Astros: OF Colby Rasmus (cyst in right ear) was scheduled to work in the outfield, do some baserunning and also take batting practice, Hinch said, adding they will determine afterward whether to activate Rasmus on Tuesday or Wednesday or wait until the Texas series over the weekend. Weve toyed with the idea of whether he needs a rehab assignment, Hinch said. Hes one of our more veteran players, and maybe he will jump right back into competition. ... RHP Lance McCullers (mid right elbow strain) played catch.UP NEXTAthletics: RHP Kendall Graveman (10-8, 3.97) starts Tuesday in the second of the three-game series with the Astros. Graveman is 3-1 with a 1.88 ERA over his last four starts.Astros: RHP Collin McHugh (8-10, 5.01) will take the mound Tuesday, looking for his second straight win after snapping a four-game losing streak Wednesday in Pittsburgh. William Carrier Jersey . - After leading the Saints to a fourth playoff appearance in five seasons, Drew Brees expressed confidence in the direction of his team and, perhaps more importantly, showed a willingness to listen to contract proposals if the team needs his help getting under the NFLs salary cap. Cody Eakin Jersey . Bryzgalov stopped 25 shots on Saturday in the Oklahoma City Barons 4-1 victory over the Abbotsford Heat. The Oilers signed Bryzgalov to a one-year $2 million contract last Friday after shedding payroll by dealing defenceman Ladislav Smid to the Flames. http://www.goldenknightssale.com/ . -- Jonathan Drouin gave Halifax the boost it needed to edge host Sherbrooke Phoenix 3-2 in a shootout in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action. OMAHA, Neb. -- After being on the sideline for two days, Michael Phelps was ready to go and it showed.The 18-time Olympic champion advanced to the semifinals of the 200-meter butterfly at the U.S. swimming trials Tuesday with the fastest time in the preliminaries. Phelps led all way and touched in 1 minute, 56.68 seconds.His first race on Day 3 of the eight-day meet drew the loudest cheers of the morning session.That was the most annoying part, I think. Having to wait this long, he said. But Im happy to get the first one underway and just keep going from there.Also advancing to the evening semis was Pace Clark, second fastest in 1:56.90, and Jack Conger in third at 1:57.33.Chase Kalisz (KAY-lish), Phelps protege who already made the team by winning the 400 individual medley Sunday, moved on as did Tyler Clary, who was second to Phelps at the 2012 trials.Phelps is seeking his fifth Olympic appearance and first as a father. The avid golfer noted world No. 1 Jason Day has decided not to compete in Rio de Janeiro, where golf is making its return to the games.Nobody wants to go, he said. But hopefully I get to go soon.Like Phelps, Katie Ledecky had an easy swim in reaching the semis of the 200 freestyle in pursuit of a second event for the Rio Games. The Maryland teenager led the prelims in 1:55.60. She already is on the team in the 400 free.Ive definitely gained a lot of speed the last couple of months. Thats been showing in these races, Ledecky said. Ive put some more focus on these shorter races, so I can be a big part of those relays and also compete individually.The top six finishers in the 100 and 2200 freestyles typically make the team and comprise the relay pool of candidates. Marc-Andre Fleury Jersey. Leah Smith, who also made the team by finishing second to Ledecky in the 400 free Monday, was second quickest in 1:56.47.Missy Franklin tied for seventh with Hali Flickinger in 1:58.61. Franklin faces a busy night. She will swim the 200 free semifinals shortly before 8 p.m. EDT and return about 15 minutes later for the 100 backstroke final in a bid to make her second straight Olympic team. She won four golds and a bronze four years ago at the London Games.I think I do my best when Im given a big challenge, and tonight Im really going to have a big challenge ahead of me, she said. My warmups have been feeling really great. I think Im trying a little bit too hard and thinking a little bit too much. Its just about trusting myself and just letting it happen.After creating a splash in London, Franklin attended college for two years before turning pro. She has talked about the challenges of balancing sponsor demands, photo shoots, appearances and travel with training in her home state of Colorado.Its a different kind of pressure, for sure, she said.Defending Olympic champion Allison Schmitt qualified as fourth fastest for the 200 free semis in 1:57.77.In the 200 individual medley, Maya DiRado advanced to the semifinals with the fastest time of 2:11.66. Caitlin Leverenz was second at 2:11.89, followed by Melanie Margalis at 2:12.36. Margalis also advanced as third fastest in the 200 free. ' ' '