Jul 23 6:14a
Hunter retired the only batter he faced against the Angels Tuesday to earn his sixth hold of the season.
Hunter was removed from his closing duties and placed on the DL in the middle of May. After returning, he allowed four runs - three earned - in his first three games. Since then, it has been smooth sailing for Hunter. Though he is not closing, the Orioles have put him into high pressure situations and it appears he and Darren O'Day are splitting duties as the top setup man. Since June 18, Hunter has not allowed an earned run in 12 appearances spanning 14 innings and he has not walked a batter in that time either. Hunter also has four holds since July 5.