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Tommy Hunter rebounds

It's probably still too early to decide whether Tommy Hunter will be a premier closer, but the early returns have been very good. Even when he blew a save opportunity against the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday night, his command was crisp and the game-tying home run by Colby Rasmus came on a 98-mph fastball that was anything but a fat pitch. Hunter came back in his next opportunity and shut down the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday in what admittedly was a less pressure-packed situation. But it was clear that he didn't lose an ounce of confidence after his first bad outcome of the season.Kenneth K. Lam, Baltimore Sun