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Cleveland Indians' David Murphy catches a fly ball hit by Minnesota Twins' Aaron Hicks during the sixth inning of a game in April 2014, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Cleveland Indians' David Murphy watches his ball after hitting a two-run home run off Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Joe Nathan in the ninth inning of a game in May 2014, in Cleveland. Tigers catcher Bryan Holaday watches. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
CLEVELAND: Indians manager Terry Francona often says momentum in baseball is only up to the next day’s opposing starting pitcher. And on Wednesday, the Indians faced a brick wall in the form of Stephen Strasburg and lost to the Washington Nationals 4-1.