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Torii well aware of Puig's ability to alter game

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DETROIT -- Torii Hunter has been known to pull a few tricks on the basepaths.

Just Sunday night, he faked an injury to convince the Rays he wasn't going to steal second, only to fool his own manager in the process.

But, if he is to be believed, he won't be pulling any more fast ones on Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig. Tuesday night, Puig nearly threw Hunter out at second from basically the foul pole. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus had to challenge to prove that Hunter did get in ahead of the awe-inspiring throw.

The play intimidated Hunter, and Puig followed it up with a warning -- just in case the throw wasn't enough. He wagged a finger at Hunter, who decided to hold up at third when Nick Castellanos followed his double with a base hit.

"Puig doesn't surprise me," Hunter said. "We all know he has a 65-super arm. I just tried to test him, tried to get something going. I was safe, but he scared me. I told him I wasn't going to run on him anymore.

"He's a good player, man. Strong arm. Loves to throw. You can tell."

Jason Beck is a reporter for MLB.com. Read Beck's Blog and follow him on Twitter @beckjason. Matt Slovin is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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