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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. Cheap Chris McCain 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 Donaldson 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). Cheap Chargers Jerseys . This game was inside. Adrian Peterson was missing. The stage was set for another step toward the playoffs. Wholesale Chargers Jerseys . 1 status and was unable to prevent a late season collapse, James Reimer said he wants to put the past behind him and is looking forward to spending the next two years in a Maple Leaf uniform.GLENDALE, Ariz. - Ever the reluctant hero, Jiri Hudler stood out in the Calgary Flames dressing room wearing a firefighters helmet with earflaps on his head.Hudler doesnt enjoy the spotlight much, but he played a major role with a goal and two assists in the Calgary Flames 3-0 win over the slumping Arizona Coyotes on Saturday night.So Hudler got to wear the headgear of honour as his team celebrated another win in what has been a much more successful season than last season when the Flames finished 13th in the Western Conference.Its coming from that hard work, Hudler said. Were painful to play against.Karri Ramo stopped 26 shots, and T.J. Brodie and Johnny Gaudreau also scored for Calgary (15-8-2). Ramo earned his fourth straight win and second consecutive shutout.Ramo right now is in a zone. He sees pucks, and I think his positioning is flawless, Flames coach Bob Hartley said.Hudlers team-leading 11th goal came on a power play at 7:13 of the third. Hudler controlled a loose puck that bounced high in front of him and caromed the shot past goalie Devan Dubnyk amid traffic in front.That is the best we have seen of Jiri Hudler, Hartley said. The veterans leading by example, they are getting rewarded.The Coyotes went with Dubnyk over No. 1 goalie Mike Smith, who hasnt won in three weeks and has only four wins this season. Dubnyk made 26 saves, but the Coyotes (9-12-3) lost their fifth straight at home and fourth in five overall.Arizona has scored only 12 goals in its last seven games and has gone 112 consecutive minutes without a goal.Gaudreau scored 4:07 into the third period, with Mark Giordano and Hudler getting assists. Giordano leads the Flames with 19 assists and 25 points this season.Brodie one-timed a shot high and past Dubnyk at 4:34 of the second to give the Flames a 1-0 lead. Brodie took a cross-ice pass from Hudler and had no one but Dubnyk to beat.The Flames received a four-minutte power play just 59 seconds into the game when Mikkel Boedker high-sticked Calgary centre Josh Jooris in the face. Cheap Jason Verrett Jersey. But Dubnyk stopped three shots during the penalty kill.Its tough when you take four minutes, Coyotes forward Brandon McMillan said. Takes a lot of guys out of the game to start the game, and it seemed like we couldnt get our legs after that.Dubnyk, cheered when it was announced before the game that he would start, stopped a breakaway by Gaudreau at 7:04 of the first. He made 13 saves in the scoreless opening period.The Coyotes had three shots in the first but rebounded with 15 in the second, yet couldnt solve Ramo.Their best chance was a wrist shot by Martin Erat at 10:43 of the second that Ramo stretched out to snag with his glove.We had to play fast and we had to play with poise and make good plays with the puck, Coyotes coach Dave Tippett said. We didnt do a lot of either.NOTES: The Coyotes are 9-2 at home against Calgary since the start of the 2009-10 season. ... Tippett coached his 400th game with the Coyotes. He is the fifth active NHL coach to reach that milestone with his current team. ... Rookie Brendan Shinnimin, called up from Portland of the AHL on Friday, made his NHL debut. ... Arizonas power play is 0-for-21 at home in the past six games. ... Flames D Ladislav Smid returned to Calgary for personal reasons. ... Jooris was out for much of the first period but returned to the ice in the final two minutes. ... F Brandon Bollig took a puck to the face early in the third period, but quickly returned to the bench. Thats the kind of commitment that were getting from everyone, Hartley said. ... Gaudreau sported a Calgary Stampeders cap after the game, as the Flames have rallied behind their Canadian Football League mates, who will play for the Grey Cup championship on Sunday. ... The Flames will host Arizona on Tuesday in their next game. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys ChinaCheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '