By JOLENE LATIMER
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bryan Cranston was hoping for a hit during the All-Star Celebrity Softball game at Dodger Stadium.
Instead, the ‘Breaking Bad’ actor got hit.
Cranston was struck in the right shoulder by a line drive from the bat of Grammy Award winner Anthony Ramos as they practiced batting in side-by-side makeshift cages outside the stadium in Saturday night baseball.
Cranston, 66, doubled over for a few minutes and then walked to his trailer nearby.
“It’s definitely going to bruise,” Cranston said after recovering. “I could be more of a cheerleader in this game.”
The Tony, Emmy and Olivier award winner felt well enough to play on the field at Dodger Stadium afterward. He took a called third strike and faked an argument with the referee.
Cranston played for the Los Angeles team, which lost to Brooklyn 15-13. Former San Francisco Giants star Hunter Pence hit two home runs for Brooklyn and was repeatedly booed by the Los Angeles crowd.
Best known for his role as Walter White on television’s ‘Breaking Bad’, Cranston wore an Albuquerque Isotopes hat in the scene where White first meets lawyer Saul Goodman – now the main character in the spin-off series ‘Better Call’. Saul”.
Cranston has appeared at several games for the Triple-A Isotopes, and he and his “Breaking Bad” teammate Aaron Paul are set to throw a ceremonial first pitch there on July 30.
The Major League Baseball All-Star Game is Tuesday at Dodger Stadium.
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