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Oscar Taveras' death casts a dark shadow on Game 5
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Oscar Taveras' death casts a dark shadow on Game 5
Wednesday October 29th, 2014

The St. Louis Cardinals paid tribute on Tuesday to outfielder Oscar Taveras, who was killed along with his girlfriend, Edilia Arvelo, in a car crash Sunday night. 

The Cardinals lit the stadium lights in right field in an empty Busch Stadium in honor of Taveras. 

A moment of silence was held for Taveras and Arvelo before Game 6 of the World Series between the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium Tuesday night.

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Royals starting pitcher Yordano Ventura also paid tribute to Taveras by writing "RIP O.T. #18" on his cap. 

Taveras, 22, was traveling to his hometown of Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, at the time of the accident. He was driving when his sports car collided with a tree, according to a police report.

- Molly Geary

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