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Royals say family requested that Volquez not be told father died before game

Royals say family requested that Volquez not be told father died before game

Death comes in threes, they say.

Death cares not whether you are poor or rich, anonymous or famous, commoner or royal.

The mother of Kansas City Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas died two months ago. The father of Royals pitcher Chris Young died last month. The father of Royals pitcher Edinson Volquez died Tuesday at 63 in the Dominican Republic just hours before Game 1 of the World Series.

And then Volquez pitched. He did not win or lose, at least not in the box score. His loss will be forever.

Volquez was huddled with his family in the clubhouse after he left the game — an evening of sadness, and beyond that an instant classic. Royals manager Ned Yost...

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