Cardinals pay tribute to Oscar Taveras with ‘lone light in right’

The St. Louis Cardinals shared the above photo of Busch Stadium at sunset on Tuesday night, around the same time Game 6 of the World Series began on the other side of Missouri, in honor of their 22-year-old outfielder who was killed in a car crash in the Dominican Republic on Sunday

On Monday, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny released a heartbreaking statement on Taveras’s death, and on Tuesday, friends, family, Cardinals teammates and others mourned his passing at a service in the Dominican Republic.

Also on Tuesday night, Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Yordano Ventura, a friend of Taveras from the minor leagues and fellow a Dominican native, inscribed the outfielder’s minor-league number on his hat in addition to "RIP."

Ventura threw seven scoreless innings in the Royals’ Game 6 victory that he dedicated to Taveras. "If [Oscar] was still here, I would for sure be talking to him," Ventura said, "and Oscar would be very happy for me and very proud."