“It would have been a suspended game,” he said. “Then to pick it up where we left off tomorrow morning with a day game, we wanted to wait it out.”
Angels manager Joe Maddon called the sudden blackout “surreal.”
“Right away you think something’s going on somewhere, but we were assured that was not the case,” he said.
The Dodgers led 3-0 in the first, when Angels starter Julio Teheran (0-5) needed 52 pitches to get through the entire nine-man lineup. Betts scored on a bases-loaded walk to Cody Bellinger, Will Smith had a RBI single, and Pederson grounded into a fielder’s choice to first that scored Max Muncy, who had walked.
Betts was plunked in the left hip by Teheran and stayed in the game until scoring the first run. He was replaced as a precaution by Kiké Hernández in right field to start the second. Roberts said Betts wasn’t seriously hurt.
The Angels tied the game and then took a 4-3 lead in the third, one night after being eliminated from playoff contention with…