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Yasiel Puig celebrated a go-ahead three-run home run by flipping his bat to the moon

No one has ever accused Yasiel Puig of being a dull character on the field. When he does something special with the bat, the glove or his arm -- which is pretty often -- he'll be the first to let the viewer and his coaches know about it. 
So, when Puig crushed a pinch-hit three-run home run in the seventh inning Wednesday night to put the Dodgers up, 5-2, it didn't surprise anyone that he punctuated it with a bat flip fit for the occasion. That didn't make it any less spectacular.

Puig's go-ahead home run helped the Dodgers cap off a three-game sweep of the Rockies and extend their lead in the NL West. The only question left unanswered is: Will his bat come back to earth in time for his next game?