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Fanendo Adi scores twice, Timbers beat Whitecaps 3-0 to move into 5th place in West

  • Vancouver Whitecaps' Matias Laba (15) battles the ball against Portland Timbers' Jorge Villafana (19) during the first half of an MLS soccer game in Portland, Ore., Saturday Sept., 20, 2014.  (AP Photo/Greg Wahl-Stephens)

    Vancouver Whitecaps' Matias Laba (15) battles the ball against Portland Timbers' Jorge Villafana (19) during the first half of an MLS soccer game in Portland, Ore., Saturday Sept., 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Greg Wahl-Stephens)  (The Associated Press)

  • Vancouver Whitecaps' Kendall Waston (4) and Russell Teibert (31) defend against Portland Timbers'  Diego Chara (21) during the first half of an MLS soccer game in Portland, Ore., Saturday Sept., 20, 2014.  (AP Photo/Greg Wahl-Stephens)

    Vancouver Whitecaps' Kendall Waston (4) and Russell Teibert (31) defend against Portland Timbers' Diego Chara (21) during the first half of an MLS soccer game in Portland, Ore., Saturday Sept., 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Greg Wahl-Stephens)  (The Associated Press)

  • Vancouver Whitecaps' Andy O'Brien (40) defends against Portland Timbers' Darlington Nagbe (6) during the first half of an MLS soccer game in Portland, Ore., Saturday Sept., 20, 2014.  (AP Photo/Greg Wahl-Stephens)

    Vancouver Whitecaps' Andy O'Brien (40) defends against Portland Timbers' Darlington Nagbe (6) during the first half of an MLS soccer game in Portland, Ore., Saturday Sept., 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Greg Wahl-Stephens)  (The Associated Press)

Fanendo Adi scored twice, Diego Valeri added a goal and an assist, and Donovan Ricketts had his fourth shutout in the Portland Timbers' 3-0 victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday.

Portland (9-8-12) moved two points ahead of Vancouver (8-9-13) for the fifth and final playoff position in the Western Conference. Both teams have five games left.

Valeri opened the scoring in the 28th minute, volleying a cross from Jorge Villafana past goalkeeper David Ousted for his ninth goal of the season.

Adi scored his seventh and eighth goals of the season in the second half. The first came in the 66th minute, after Valeri's steal and pass gave sent Adi in one-on-one on Ousted. Adi struck again four minutes later off Darlington Nagbe's assist.

The crowd of 20,814 gave Portland its 66th consecutive sellout since joining MLS in 2011.