Kansas City Royals pitcher Edinson Volquez reportedly took the mound for Game 1 of the World Series shortly after his father died.

According to Hector Gomez of Z101 Digital, Volquez’s father, Daniel Volquez, died Tuesday in the Dominican Republic from heart disease. He was 63. A source confirmed the news to ESPNDeportes.com’s Enrique Rojas, per ESPN Deportes’ Marly Rivera

At the request of Volquez’s wife, the Royals did not tell the pitcher of his father’s death before he took the mound Tuesday night, according to the Kansas City Star‘s Jeff Rosen

Fox Sports passed along an update once Volquez’s outing against the New York Mets came to a close: 

After the game, teammate Eric Hosmer said the team hadn’t been informed of Volquez’s father’s passing prior to the game, according to Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times

Volquez has been an integral component of the Royals’ pitching staff and finished the regular season tied for the team lead with 13 wins. He allowed three runs on six hits and a walk with three strikeouts over six innings in Game 1.

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