It was a great night for Kansas City Royals on Tuesday after the MLB team defeated the New York Mets in the World Series kickoff game. The match, which lasted over five hours, extended to the 14th inning after the Royals claimed victory of game one. For pitcher Edinson Volquez, however, the celebration was cut short after learning of his father's death following the game. 

According to CBS Sports, Volquez's father passed away from health complications at age 63 in Dominican Republic Tuesday during the game. Family members did not want to share the tragic news with Volquez until after his big game. The 32-year-old athlete has traveled to his native island for his father's funeral. 

The Dominican professional baseball player began playing the sport at a young age and made it a passion thanks to his parents support. "It was good for me because my mom and dad always took care of me. I started playing baseball when I was 9 or 10 and they took care of me. It was easy for me. I never had a job. The only thing I did was go to school and play baseball," he told The San Diego Union-Tribune.

He's expected to rejoin the team for Games 3, 4, and, if necessary, 5 in New York, reports CBS Sports.