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Yasiel Puig's Game 4 homer off Eduardo Rodriguez yielded two totally opposite and dramatic reactions

The bottom of the sixth inning of Game 4 of the World Series on Saturday night was some seriously dramatic baseball theater. A night after playing the longest game in postseason history, the Red Sox and Dodgers were in a scoreless tie, as Rich Hill and Eduardo Rodriguez held each offense in check for the first five frames.

The Dodgers put up a rally in the sixth, scoring a run on a fielder's choice and throwing error, but then things ramped up another notch. Rodriguez, still out there on the mound, faced Yasiel Puig with runners on the corners and two outs.

Puig launched a mammoth three-run homer into the Left Field Pavilion to give Los Angeles a 4-0 lead, and the respective reactions from both participants in the play were incredible. 

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Puig enjoyed his moment.

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Mere seconds before the home run pitch, Puig did this in the batter's box:

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On the other side of things, of course, was Rodriguez, who slammed his glove into the mound in frustration.

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That's some gripping Fall Classic emotion right there.