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Yasiel Puig homered and unleashed a bat flip that would make Yoenis Cespedes proud

The Dodgers and Angels were tied 1-1 in the fifth inning of Thursday's Freeway Series finale, but then Yasiel Puig stepped up to the plate and clubbed a solo homer down the left-field line.

Chase Utley followed that up with a solo shot to right to put Los Angeles up, 3-1 (en route to their eventual 6-2 win), but let's go back and check out what Puig did after he knew he'd gotten all of that pitch: 

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A full-angle shot of the flip itself: 

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If you're thinking Puig's emphatic flip-and-toss of the bat after that majestic bomb looks pretty familiar, you have Yoenis Cespedes to thank for that:

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Not only do these two superstar outfielders pose imminent threats to would-be baserunners with their crazy arm strength, but they have the whole bat-flip game down pat, too. 

Just imagine the fun they'd have should they end up on the same team at some point.