Here's an interesting stat from the Kansas City Star:â†µ
Former Royals closer Jeff Montgomery entered a game against the White Sox in the eighth inning 17 years ago Friday — Aug. 13, 1993 — with a 4-2 lead. He had converted 24 consecutive saves before blowing that one.â†µ
Joakim Soria currently has, you guessed it, 24 consecutive saves, which is tied with Montgomery for the team lead.â†µ
If the Royals can get Soria out there in the ninth Friday night, he could break the record 17 years to the day after Montgomery set it.