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Detroit Lakes Angels Phil Kirchner shatters his bat during a home game against New York Mills Sunday. (Brian Basham/DL-Online)

Angels smoke Millers 19-3

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When a starting pitcher allows three walks, hits two batters and gives up seven runs -- all in the first inning -- it doesn't bode well for the rest of the game.


The Detroit Lakes Angels' batters showed enough patience with New York Mills Millers starter Nathan Berg's troubles to win their home opener Sunday 19-3 in a seven-inning game shortened by the 10-run rule.

All totaled, the Angels (1-1) emerged out of the first inning with a 12-1 lead.

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