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Yasiel Puig hits first career walk-off home run

The rookie Dodgers sensation has done it again. And recorded the most flamboyant walk-off hit of the season in the process.

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The Los Angeles Dodgers continued their white-hot streak on Sunday as they took a four-game series against the Cincinnati Reds, although it took 11 innings to win their third in a row. This time, the theatrics were delivered by Yasiel Puig, the rookie lightning rod who has energized the team ever since being called up. In the bottom of the 11th inning in a scoreless game, Puig strode to the plate and delivered the coup de grace, in typical Yasiel Puig fashion.

Yes, that's right. bat-flip, celebration hands AND sliding into home plate after a home run -- the trifecta of Puigsanity.

Earlier in the game, Puig got picked off by pitcher Tony Cingrani after drawing a walk. It was the fifth caught stealing of the season for Puig and once again demonstrated his overaggressiveness on the basepaths. You can watch the video of that play by clicking here.

For a time, it appeared as though the pickoff would be Puig's highlight of the game. With the walkoff, Puig went 1-for-4 with three strikeouts and a walk. He is now hitting .372 with 10 home runs.

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