A chartered plane carrying the
About 7:15 p.m.,
But an unspecified mechanical issue forced the pilot to land in Los Angeles, LAX spokesman Nancy Castles said.
The plane, which had 176 passengers and crew onboard, safely landed at LAX about 8:16 p.m., United spokeswoman Mary Ryan said.
The airline said the team members were being transferred to another plane and were expected to depart for Dallas by 10:30 p.m.
"We got a swap aircraft out there so we can keep these guys moving," Ryan said.
The Dodgers defeated the Padres 4 to 2 -- a victory secured by
After landing at LAX, Gonzalez took to Twitter, where he shared his dismay at the abrupt change in travel plans: "Just landed....In LA. #happynothappyflight."