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SAN FRANCISCO -- All-Star Scott Kazmir capped the best first-half of his career with one of his best starts yet. Marquise Brown Jersey . Kazmir struck out nine in seven scoreless innings to help the Oakland Athletics win the annual Bay Bridge series by beating the San Francisco Giants 6-1 on Thursday. "I felt good from pitch one," Kazmir said. "I felt comfortable. I was able to get some quick outs and use all of my pitches." Josh onaldson hit a two-run homer and Stephen Vogt drove in three runs for the As, who won three of four in the two-city series that began Monday night in Oakland. The As (58-34) have won seven of eight overall and have matched the best start in Oakland history. Tim Hudson (7-6) was unable to make it out of the sixth inning and lost his fourth straight decision for the floundering Giants. San Francisco has lost 15 of its past 19 home games and hasnt won consecutive games here in more than a month. "Were not playing nearly the kind of baseball we want to play, for sure," Hudson said. "We just have to improve in a number of different areas." The game ended on a replay review when As manager Bob Melvin challenged a call that Vogt pulled his foot off first base on an infield hit by Gregor Blanco. The replay showed Vogt kept his foot on the bag, leading to the final out. Kazmir (11-3) got the best of a heralded matchup against Hudson, allowing three hits and one walk. Kazmir has allowed one run or fewer in 11 of 19 starts this season for a 2.38 ERA. He is just two wins shy of matching his career best set in 2007 in Tampa Bay. "The way he moves feet and moves eyes and dots up the corners and gets people to chase pitches is really remarkable," Vogt said. "Hes doing such a great job." Kazmir retired the first eight batters before walking Hudson and didnt allow a hit until Michael Morses leadoff single to centre in the fifth. Kazmir struck out Brandon Belt and Brandon Hicks before Blanco doubled Morse to third base to snap a 19 at-bat hitless streak. Hudson then hit a drive to deep left-centre that Craig Gentry ran down on the warning track for an inning-ending catch. The As broke the game open in the top of the sixth when they put together four straight extra-base hits to open the inning against Hudson, including a two-run homer by Donaldson over the right-field wall. Donaldsons 20th homer came the same day he was picked to participate in the Home Run Derby at the All-Star game next week. "Its definitely pretty neat," he said. "It will be one of those things that adds icing to the cake. Hopefully Ill be able to put on a show." Vogt added a two-run single off Javier Lopez to give the As a 6-0 lead. Vogt also drove in a run earlier when he singled in the fifth following John Jasos two-out triple to make it 2-0. This marked the first time Hudson allowed four straight extra-base hits, according to STATS LLC. "That sixth inning got away from me a little bit, a couple bad pitches that they took advantage of," Hudson said. "They hit a couple decent pitches, I thought. It was a little bit of a weird inning. It kind of unraveled on us a little bit." Hudson allowed six runs and nine hits in 5 1-3 innings and lost for the second time in his career against the As. Hudson spent the first six years of his career in Oakland and has beaten every team in the majors except the As and Atlanta. The Giants finally got on the board in the eighth when Pablo Sandoval hit an RBI single off Dan Otero. NOTES: As All-Star OF Yoenis Cespedes went 0 for 5 with four Ks and hit into a double play. ... Home plate umpire Adrian Johnson left the game before the top of the fourth after being hit in the mask by a foul ball in the first inning. Crew chief Angel Hernandez moved from second base to behind the plate and the game finished with three umpires. ... Tim Lincecum (8-5) goes for his fourth straight win Friday when the Giants open a three-game series against Arizona. ... Jeff Samardzija (1-0) will make his second start for Oakland when the As open a three-game series in Seattle against Felix Hernandez (10-2). Ronnie Stanley Jersey . -- Canadas Milos Raonic defeated Edouard Roger-Vasselin of France on Saturday to advance to the third round of the BNP Paribas Open. Sam Koch Jersey . "I dont know where we would be without him," McClendon said. "Hes done a tremendous job for us and (Wednesday) was no different." Logan Morrison drove in two runs in Seattles big sixth inning, Young pitched seven strong innings and the Mariners beat the Houston Astros 5-2 to complete a three-game sweep.Captain Wayne Rooney should be leading the line for England against at Malta at Wembley on Saturday, according to the Sky Sports pundits. Rooney played in a deeper role during Englands disappointing Euro 2016 campaign and again during the one match of Sam Allardyces tenure, a 1-0 win in Slovakia.Harry Kane led the line that night but he is now out injured, meaning interim boss Gareth Southgate has to decide whether to continue playing Rooney deeper or push him further forward. Danny Higginbotham tells Sky Sports News HQ Gareth Southgate has a difficult decision to make about the role of the England captain I think Rooney is at his best when he is playing up front, personally, West Brom goalkeeper Boaz Myhill told Sky Sports News HQ.I really enjoy that - he is an iconic Premier League player when he is running around up front, scoring goals, taking games by the throat Jesse Lingard feels Wayne Rooney still has plenty to offer England Whereas sometimes, when he is in midfield, he seems to be a bit more of a passer. Chuck Clark Jersey. He has his best impact up front scoring goals, for me.Danny Higginbotham says Rooney presents a tricky dilemma for Southgate.We have seen what has happened at Manchester United with him, said Higginbotham.I dont think there is any doubt that he is a fantastic player but it is about playing him in the England team and getting the best out of him and other players Watch NOW TV Watch Sky Sports for just ￡6.99. No contract. Gareth Southgate will name his first senior England side this weekend The problem he had at Manchester United is that people were saying [Zlatan] Ibrahimovic, [Paul] Pogba and Rooney dont go together in the same team.The one that was always going to come out of that team was going to be Rooney, because Ibrahimovic would drop deep, Rooney would be in the No 10 role, and Pogba would be coming forward, so the three of them were getting in each others way.That is a little bit the fear of what could happen with England, because you dont want your best players in one area.It will be interesting to see the first line-up and where players do play.You can watch Englands tour of Bangladesh, plus Premier League football and the Japan Grand Prix on Sky Sports. Upgrade now and enjoy three months at half price! Also See: Lingard backs Rashford to shine Englands U21 stars Malta keeper sorry for Hart Shearer: Southgate in pole position ' ' '