Royals expect Edinson Volquez to return on Saturday and start Game 5

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Royals manager Ned Yost says the team expects starter Edinson Volquez to return on Saturday and start Game 5 of the World Series against the Mets on Sunday, MLB.com’s Jeffrey Flanagan reports. Volquez had left the team after his start on Tuesday in Game 1 after learning that his father had died.

Volquez allowed three runs on six hits and a walk with three strikeouts in six innings versus the Mets. The Royals tied the game late and eventually won in the 14th inning. Overall this post-season, the right-hander has a 4.37 ERA and an 18/13 K/BB ratio in 22 2/3 innings.

Volquez is expected to match up again with Mets right-hander Matt Harvey in Game 5.