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Royals expect Volquez to rejoin team Saturday, start Game 5

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 27: Edinson Volquez #36 of the Kansas City Royals reacts in the sixth inning against the New York Mets during Game One of the 2015 World Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 27, 2015 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 27: Edinson Volquez #36 of the Kansas City Royals reacts in the sixth inning against the New York Mets during Game One of the 2015 World Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 27, 2015 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Edinson Volquez gave Kansas City a strong outing in Game 1.

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NEW YORK -- Edinson Volquez, who made his Game 1 start Tuesday night hours just after his father died, should rejoin the Royals in New York on Saturday.

Volquez said he learned about his father's death when he stepped off the mound after allowing three runs over six innings. He then flew home to the Dominican Republic.

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"Yeah, he's still slated to pitch Game 5," Royals manager Ned Yost said. "We should see Eddie tomorrow. He'll be ready to go."

Volquez's father, 63-year-old Daniel Volquez, died of heart failure.