Closer Joe Nathan's perfect ninth inning on Saturday set a club record for consecutive save chances converted, passing the mark of 21 set by Francisco Cordero in 2004. It is not, however, the longest save streak of Nathan's career. He converted 27 saves in a row in 2004 in his first year as a closer with the Twins.

Nathan has converted 24 of 25 save chances this year and is 15 saves shy of reaching 300 for his career. Nathan, who recently received a cortisone injection in his shoulder and a weekend off followed soon after by six more days of inactivity, may be eight years older, but he feels remarkably similar to 2004.