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.
''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.