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PHOENIX -- Kenta Maeda wasnt as sharp as he has been during his successful rookie season. But the right-hander from Japan was good enough to beat ace Zack Greinke and the Arizona Diamondbacks for the second time in less than two weeks.Maeda limited the Diamondbacks to a run on three hits over five innings, and the Los Angeles Dodgers held on for a 3-2 victory Friday night.Maeda (15-9) struck out six and has seven wins is his last 10 starts. He outdueled Greinke, a former Dodger who allowed only one earned run.My command was off in general today, and I wasnt able to get into my groove, Maeda said through a translator. I put a lot of pressure on the position players to pick up the slack.I just made my adjustments throughout the game.Greinke (12-7) gave up three runs on four hits, struck out four and walked four. The Dodgers lead in the NL West remained four games over second-place San Francisco.The Los Angeles bullpen held the Diamondbacks to three hits over four innings, with six relievers combining for six strikeouts. Closer Kenley Jansen gave up Chris Owings triple and a long sacrifice fly by Paul Goldschmidt in the bottom of the ninth, but got Jake Lamb to ground out into the defensive shift to end the game.Jansen set a career high in saves with his 45th, though his streak of nine straight scoreless outings ended.Reliever Joe Blanton walked the bases loaded in the bottom of the eighth, but got pinch-hitter Rickie Weeks Jr. to hit into a force play to end the inning.The Dodgers scored twice off Greinke in the first inning. Chase Utley led off with a double and took third on a wild pitch. With one out, Justin Turner tripled to right field, just beating the relay throw with a slide, and came home on a passed ball.I got into some trouble early in the game, Greinke said. By then it was just about too late. After the first couple of batters I did as well as I could do.Maedas momentary lack of control in the bottom of the second helped the Diamondbacks get a run. Welington Castillo singled and Maeda walked Yasmany Tomas and Brandon Drury with one out. Mitch Hanigers fielders choice drove in Castillo, but Arizona stranded runners at the corners.With Kenta you can tell. When theres a rhythm, hes getting ahead of guys with his fastball and throwing the slider ... but hes around the zone and getting strikes, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. He didnt really have it until the fourth inning, so it was a grind for him. But he still found a way like he seemingly always does to give us a chance to win the baseball game.The Dodgers made it 3-1 in the fourth. Adrian Gonzalez scored from second base on a force when Jean Seguras throw to first for a double play got past Goldschmidt for an error. Howie Kendrick reached on the play.You cant make those mistakes in a game like this, Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale said.The Dodgers escaped with a win despite issuing seven walks. The Diamondbacks left 11 runners on base.The offense was fine, Roberts said. You know Zack was going to bring his best to atone for his last start against us. I thought that we competed very well.Segura made up for his error, at least some, by flagging down a ball hit up the middle by Maeda that looked headed for center field and an RBI. Segura threw out Maeda to end the inning.The Diamondbacks put the first two batters on base in the sixth, but Dodgers reliever Josh Fields pitched out of the jam. 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The Gunners face United at Old Trafford in a highly-anticipated encounter having drawn 0-0 with Hull in the FA Cup and lost 2-0 to Barcelona in the Champions League in their previous two matches. Jamie Redknapp joins Ed Chamberlin to preview Sundays clash at Old Trafford They remain in the mix for their first league success since 2004, though, after beating leaders Leicester in their last outing. Arsenal will also be boosted by their 3-0 win over United at the Emirates in October, when two goals from Alexis Sanchez and a Mesut Ozil strike gave Wengers men a commanding lead inside the opening 20 minutes.They have struggled in front of goal lately but Wenger has backed his side to rediscover their goalscoring touch on Sunday.They will all get back (to their best), said Wenger. We have to raise our level at the right moment. You want to raise your level and after, individually, the players will benefit from that.When we attack well, Sanchez will be very dangerous so we have to focus on attacking well together and after that its important to remember that we worked very hard to be in this position.At half-time against Leicester [losing 1-0], we were eight points behind them. Today we are two points behind. We have to take advantage of that. Per Mertesacker is also in confident mood Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker also believes they will win through, as long as they play a high-tempo game and close down Louis van Gaals side quickly.ddddddddddddt will be a different game [from the October win] this time but I want to see the same effort from our side, he told Arsenal Player.I think we came out really strong, trusted in ourselves, nicked balls from them in their final third and then broke them down. It was remarkable how we played and how we reacted. 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