Father of Kansas City starter Volquez dies before game

Wed Oct 28, 2015 4:49am EDT
 
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KANSAS CITY (Reuters) - Kansas City starter Edinson Volquez pitched six innings of Game One of the World Series on Tuesday only hours after the death of his father.

However, it was unclear whether Volquez found out the news before taking the mound against the New York Mets.

Volquez left the stadium after being taken out of the game and did not speak to reporters.

Media reports surfaced just before game time that Daniel Volquez, 63, had died of heart complications back home in the Dominican Republic.

Kansas City manager Ned Yost said the information had been kept from Volquez, at the request of his family, until after he had finished pitching.

But team mate Chris Young said he had been told that Volquez found out before the game.

Young, who is slated to start Game Four, was told by Royals manager Ned Yost that he would have been the starting pitcher had Volquez been unable to play.

"We found out about it before the game and the wishes of the family was 'let Eddie pitch', so I ... didn’t want him to hear about it," Yost told reporters after the Royals won 5-4 in 14 innings.

"I was keeping my eye on him and he was fine. He didn’t know. And I guess after the game was when he found out."   Continued...