The Los Angeles Dodgers are expected to play their Major League Baseball (MLB) season-opener as planned at Dodger Stadium later today (Thursday) after an on-field flood called an early end to their final game of spring training.

A drainage issue at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday suspended, and ultimately ended, the game against the Los Angeles Angels as parts of the field were flooded by foul-smelling liquid.

The Dodgers are set to commence their regular season today against the San Francisco Giants and the team said in a statement yesterday (Wednesday): “The Dodger organisation has identified the cause of the on field flooding last night, which ended the game in the bottom of the fifth inning.

“There were issues with the drainage system at Dodger Stadium. The club has made repairs and has thoroughly examined the entire system. The team is confident that there will be no further issues.”

The Los Angeles Times newspaper said the Dodgers issued a message to ticket-holding fans for Tuesday’s game in which it apologised for the incident and offered discounts for tickets to the April 23-25 series against the Miami Marlins.

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