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oalkeeper Bill Hamid. Watson crumpled to the turf and referee Matthew Foerster immediately signalled for a penalty kick. "Im goi Antworten

WASHINGTON -- It took a controversial call for the Vancouver Whitecaps to survive a surprisingly tough road game against the worst team in Major League Soccer. Camilo Sanvezzo scored his ninth goal of the season on a penalty kick in the second half as the Whitecaps shut out D.C. United 1-0 on Saturday. In the 48th minute, the Whitecaps (7-5-4) played a long ball deep into United territory, with midfielder Matt Watson sprinting toward it, only to be met hard by D.C. goalkeeper Bill Hamid. Watson crumpled to the turf and referee Matthew Foerster immediately signalled for a penalty kick. "Im going to have to watch it again," Watson said. "He definitely got a piece of the ball, but he also went through me. Im going to have to see it again, to see if it was a PK." United coach Ben Olsen had no doubt that the call was wrong, not mincing words in his assessment of the officials. "Its a joke," he said. "We get the same clown show every weekend. Nobody wants to hear the coach in last place complain about the referees. Nobody wants to hear that. But Ive got a group of men in there who fought their tails off today, and theyre gutted." Camilo Sanvezzo calmly deposited the ensuing penalty past a diving Hamid into the middle of the net for his third goal in two games and sixth over his last four contests. On a steamy night during which they were outclassed for much of the first half, the Whitecaps earned just the fifth road win in their three-year franchise history. "Were on a really good run at the moment," said Vancouver coach Martin Rennie after his teams third straight win. "We have to win on the road more consistently. For us to move up and develop, we need to do that. Tonight, we showed the qualities to do that." The Whitecaps defence preserved just their second league shutout of the season in the victory, and their first since a 1-0 home victory against Toronto FC in the season opener on March 2. Vancouver had not played since June 19, and on a night when fitness was key, the Whitecaps appeared to have the stronger legs in the second half. If not for some spectacular, back-to-back leaping saves by Hamid in the 65th minute, Vancouver would have opened up a wider margin. D.C. (2-12-3) fired a season-high 22 shots, and had a couple of corner kicks in stoppage time, but could not find the equalizer. After the match, Hamid and John Thorrington berated the officials at midfield. "I dont get it," Olsen said. "Im not asking him to be a super referee. Im asking him to make the right call." United had the Whitecaps on the defensive for much of the first half, starting in the second minute, when Dwayne De Rosario fired just wide of goalkeeper Brad Knighton. The Vancouver keeper followed with another solid save on Kyle Porters shot in the seventh minute, as the Whitecaps struggled to control the ball. Russell Teibert had the best look for Vancouver in the first half, taking a tight-angle shot from the goal-line that deflected off the post behind Hamid in the 11th minute. The Whitecaps finished June by earning 12 out of 15 potential points, putting them squarely in the hunt in the Western Conference. "It was a well-deserved win," Rennie said. "On the road, youre not always going to dominate the game, so any way you can get the win is important." Notes: The Whitecaps lineup got a lift when both Gershon Koffie and Brad Rusin returned to the pitch for the first time since May 18. 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The Cubs (90-50) have thrived on exceptional starting pitching all season, but the addition of Chapman to their reconfigured bullpen presents an additional level of hype for the postseason.Chicago continues its three-game series Saturday in Houston.Of the 14 pitches Rondon threw in the eighth inning Friday, nine were fastballs. His average velocity on those four-seam heaters was 97.2 miles per hour, a positive sign in his second appearance since returning from the 15-day disabled list Tuesday.Chapman entered in the ninth and needed only six pitches to tear through the heart of the Astros order. His average velocity on those six pitches was 101.4 miles per hour.They both had plenty of rest and came out throwing, Cubs manager Joe Maddon said. It was good to see.Hector, thats his second time back so I didnt know exactly what to expect right there honestly. I did not expect that pinpoint control with that velocity. It was over the top, plus an outstanding slider too.Right-hander John Lackey (9-7, 3.36 ERA) makes his 26th start for the Cubs on Saturday. In his previous outing, he allowed two runs on one hit over five innings in a 3-2 victory over San Fraancisco.dddddddddddd It was his first start since Aug. 14 after being placed on the disabled list with a right shoulder strain. Lackey is 2-0 with a 1.65 ERA over his last five starts.In four career starts against the Astros, Lackey is 2-1 with a 4.37 ERA. He last faced Houston in 2014 and has a 3.00 ERA in two career starts at Minute Maid Park.Right-hander Collin McHugh (9-10, 4.96 ERA) makes his first career start and his second appearance against the Cubs on Saturday. The Astros have won each of his last four starts and are 17-11 in games McHugh has started this season.The Astros learned Friday that left-hander Dallas Keuchel will not pitch in the series. 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