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Cardinals’ Matt Carpenter’s bunt double was first in MLB since Royals player in 2015

Now that’s how to beat the shift.

During the Cardinals’ 5-0 win over the Marlins on Monday night at Busch Stadium, Miami shifted its infield when St. Louis third baseman Matt Carpenter stepped to the plate.

Carpenter put down a perfect bunt that left Marlins right-hander Elieser Hernandez running to the outfield grass to field the ball.

Yep, the outfield grass.

Here is the video from the Cardinals:

Jayson Stark of The Athletic noted that the last bunt double in the majors came from former Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar during a game in 2015:

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