VANCOUVER - Kendall Waston scored in the 70th minute Saturday as the Vancouver Whitecaps clinched a Major League Soccer playoff spot with a 1-0 victory over the Colorado Rapids. Custom Arizona Cardinals Jerseys .The hulking defender flung himself at a Pedro Morales corner kick to head home a goal his team desperately needed as the crowd of 21,000 at B.C. Place Stadium erupted.The Whitecaps entered the weekend one point up on Portland for the fifth and final spot in the Western Conference and had to win in order to advance after the Timbers defeated FC Dallas 2-0 in Texas earlier in the day.Vancouver will now visit Dallas in the Western Conferences No. 4 versus No. 5 one-game playoff on Wednesday.The Whitecaps (12-8-14) missed the 2013 post-season after making the playoffs back in 2012.The Rapids (8-18-8), who were only playing for pride, saw their winless run stretch to 14 games.The Whitecaps didnt know what result they required on the night until the Timbers game was completed just a few minutes into the match in Vancouver.Whitecaps head coach Carl Robinson looked to spark his team early in the second half by bringing on speedy striker Kekuta Manneh, and the 19-year-old caused an immediate buzz, rattling the crossbar in the 58th minute behind Clint Irwin with a shot that beat the Colorado goalkeeper cleanly but stayed out.A lack of offence — Vancouver went the equivalent of five games without scoring at one point this year — has been a storyline all season and looked like it might sink the Whitecaps until Robinson rolled the dice again by bringing on Erik Hurtado in the 67th minute with his final substitution.The striker was too sick to start the game but was right next to Waston when he scored his goal, and nearly buried a chance of his own five minutes later.Colorado gave Vancouver a scare with about 10 minutes remaining, but Whitecaps goalkeeper David Ousted calmly collected the ball after a couple of frantic seconds in the penalty area.Ousted again had to be sharp on two Gabriel Torres chances late to ensure he collected his 13th shutout of the season.Despite the joy at the final whistle, it looked early like it might not be Vancouvers night.The Whitecaps didnt look comfortable right from the opening whistle, with a number passes and chances going astray.Waston directed a header wide off a free kick in the ninth minute before Morales effort moments later flashed wide.Darren Mattocks had another effort in the 19th, but he too missed the target with a header. 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Jose Abreu collected three more hits as the White Sox roughed up Travis Wood on their way to their fourth straight win, extending their season-best streak. The rookie slugger doubled twice to run his major league-best total to 24 extra-base hits. The White Sox also got a nice game from shortstop Alexei Ramirez, who singled in a run in the first and made a great over-the-shoulder catch to rob Welington Castillo of a hit in the ninth. Ramirez then threw to first to double off Starlin Castro for the second out. "Just an awesome play," said Beckham, who was standing near second when Ramirez grabbed the ball in short centre field. "Just fun to watch." The last-place Cubs dropped their fourth consecutive game. Frustrated rookie manager Rick Renteria was ejected for arguing with home plate umpire Tom Woodring after he pulled Wood (2-4) with no outs in the fifth. Mike Olt hit his fifth homer for the Cubs, who have managed just five runs and 12 hits in the first three games of the city series against the White Sox. Luis Valbuena and Emilio Bonifacio each had a run-scoring double. "I think we still have to put ourselves back in the situation where we continue to get better at grinding out at-bats," Renteria said. "Putting balls in play with some impact in hitters counts, which are things that we talk about. Things that are being addressed on a daily basis." Bonifacios sharp grounder off the glove of diving third baseman Marcus Semien got the Cubs within 4-3 in the fifth and put runners on second and third with one out. But John Danks (3-2) limited the damage by striking out Junior Lake and Anthony Rizzo to end the inning. The White Sox then put the game away iin the bottom half. Josh Rosen Cardinals Jersey. 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