Landon Donovan has go-ahead hit in celebrity softball
SAN DIEGO (AP) Former U.S. soccer star Landon Donovan hit a tiebreaking single off retired San Diego pitcher Trevor Hoffman in the fifth inning and scored on two errors by rock singer Tim Foreman for a Little League home run, lifting the American League over the National 8-7 on Sunday night in the All-Star legends and celebrity softball game.
Jamie Foxx doubled in the tying run. Donovan, who played in three World Cups, gave the AL an 8-6 lead in the six-inning game, scoring on the bobble and overthrow of third.
Olympic gold medal softball pitcher Jennie Finch hit an RBI single off Donovan in the bottom half. The game ended when Omar Miller tagged out fellow actor Cameron Boyce at the plate on a relay from Donovan following a flyout.
New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees hit a solo homer for the NL and an RBI double, and Billy Bean hit a three-run homer, with Donovan allowing both long balls. Bean, a former Padres outfielder, is now Major League Baseball's vice president for social responsibility and inclusion.
Ozzie Smith, Rickey Henderson and Andre Dawson were among the former players in the game, with Dawson appearing on his 62nd birthday.