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. Deputy Interior Minister Ahmed Ali al-Khafaji, reversing statements made earlier in the day, said the incursion on Friday was the latest in a series this week. Related readings: Iran seals pipeline agreement with Iraq Iranians remember Iran-Iraq war Iran closes border with northern Iraq US general: Iran working to influence Iraq vote At 3:30 this afternoon, 11 Iranian (soldiers) infiltrated the Iran-Iraq border and took control of the oil well. They raised the Iranian flag, and they are still there until this moment, he told Reuters.He said the Iraqi government had taken no military action but stressed it would seek a measured, diplomatic response to the situation. We are awaiting orders from our leader. Aaron Hernandez Jersey
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. Jesse Litsch has been impressive for Toronto this season, and the right-handed hurler has a chance to improve his 8-4 record and 3.69 ERA today. He has shown strong command, walking only 15 batters in 102.1 innings of work. Litsch allowed only one run over 5.2 innings against Seattle on Tuesday but did not factor in the decision. The second-year hurler is 1-0 lifetime against Angels with a 2.84 ERA. Speaking of the Angels, they will count on Jon Garland for a good performance today. The right-handed hurler is 7-5 this season with a 3.99 ERA, and he took the loss in his most recent outing despite allowing only two earned runs in six innings. Garland is 1-0 this season against Toronto and 10-2 lifetime against the Jays. Still, his 4.23 ERA against Toronto isnt overly impressive. Anaheim has won five of its eight 2008 meetings with Toronto and took two of three matchups with the Jays at Angel Stadium from May 30-June 1. ' ' '