Josh Staumont (0-1) allowed three runs on two hits and one walk while striking out one across 2/3 inning during Tuesday’s 7-3 loss to Cleveland. He was charged with his first loss of the season.
Staumont entered the game in the seventh inning and recorded the final out before imploding in the eighth frame. He yielded three runs and one walk before exiting after 26 pitches. Despite the off night, Staumont remains the favorite to close for the Royals. The 27-year-old owns a 2.40 ERA, 0.87 WHIP, and a 15:7 K: BB across 15 innings in 2021.