In a 3-1 win against the Toronto Blue Jays, Royals newcomer Mark Davis pitched a one-two-three ninth inning to earn his second save of the season. Not especially notable. What made his save worth mentioning was it came in support of a Bret Saberhagen victory.
|Bret Saberhagen, W (1-0)||7.1||6||1||1||1||5||1||2.70||28||99||75||44||15||16||12||10||5||66||0.296||1.03|
|Jeff Montgomery, H (2)||0.2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.00||1||2||2||1||0||1||0||1||0||1||0||0.125||2.47|
|Mark Davis, S (2)||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.00||3||11||7||4||1||2||0||3||0||0||0||0.069||0.92|
It was the first time in major league history the reigning AL Cy Young award winner and the reigning NL Cy Young award winner figured in the same victory.
Retro covered the signing of Davis last February - along with the ensuing disaster. Something that Retro didn't cover, but I distinctly remember - was then manager John Wathan making a comment along the lines of how nice it would be to have the AL Cy Young award winner (Saberhagen) starting a game, and then being able to go to the NL Cy Young award winner (Davis) to close it out. Ahhh, the best laid plans.
Davis was out of the closer role by the end of May. This would be the only time Saberhagen and Davis would combine in a win.