KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — There was a moment of silence before Game 6 of the World Series to honor Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras, who died in an automobile accident over the weekend in the Dominican Republic.
The 22-year-old Taveras, who made his big league debut this season, was buried earlier Tuesday in a funeral attended by Cardinals manager Mike Matheny and general manager John Mozeliak.
One of the game’s top prospects, Taveras hit .239 with three homes in 80 games for St. Louis.
Officials are still investigating the cause of Sunday’s accident on a highway in the popular tourist region of Puerto Plata. Taveras’s 18-year-old girlfriend, Edilia Arvelo, was also killed.