Ex-Chiefs outfielder scores winning run in MLB debut

Harrison Bader (left) and Matt Carpenter celebrate after Bader scored the game-winning run for the St. Louis Cardinals in Bader’s MLB debut Tuesday. (Photo by Jeff Roberson/The Associated Press)

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.

Then-Peoria Chiefs outfielder Harrison Bader raises his glove to show the ball after making a diving catch during a game at Dozer Park in 2015. (Photo by Ron Johnson/Journal Star)

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