Angels-Dodgers spring finale comes to an early, and very smelly, ending

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A sewage leak at Dodger Stadium led to a half-hour delay and forced the cancellation of the final innings of Tuesday night's exhibition game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Angels.

As a result, the Dodgers get a 4-3 win over the Angels after 5 innings. One player described it as a "crappy way to end the spring". The hard-throwing Buehler and Verdugo will begin the year with Triple-A Oklahoma City, but they could play a role as Los Angeles tries for its sixth straight NL West title.

Dodgers President Stan Kasten attributed the incident to a "pipe backup on two different levels of the stadium" but indicated the team was unsure what caused the break. "We had no idea how long that would take". The water main leak left a brown mess pooling near the Dodgers' dugout in foul territory as the grounds crew spread a drying agent and worked to clean up.

After just over a half hour with the leak continuing, the game was finally called. The clubhouse did not appear affected, but several Dodgers said the liquid spilled into the coaches' room and the video room.

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Right-handed pitcher and designated hitter Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels is a 23-year-old trying to become the first player in almost 100 years to play regularly as a pitcher and hitter, but he had mixed results during spring training.

"Um. ... I'll get back to you guys tomorrow", he said. But, yeah, it was nasty, man.

Refunds are now being arranged for disappointed fans.

It's better for this to happen with the Dodgers now rather than when the team hosts the Giants on Opening Day Thursday.

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