It took until the end of the game, but former Peoria Chiefs outfielder Harrison Bader made his mark in his major-league debut Tuesday.
With the score tied heading into the bottom of the 9th inning at Busch Stadium, Bader led off the frame with a double for his first MLB hit. After advancing to third on a sacrifice bunt, he scored the winning run by hustling home on a sac fly to shallow right field, giving the St. Louis Cardinals a 3-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies.
Bader was called up by the Cardinals as a corresponding move to outfielder Dexter Fowler being placed on the 10-day disabled list.
Bader played 54 games for the Chiefs in 2015, batting .301 with nine homers, 28 runs batted in, and 15 stolen bases.