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University of Akron's Zeke Marshall (top) blocks a shot by VCU's Rob Brandenberg during the Rams' 88-42 win in a second round NCAA Tournament game at The Palace of Auburn Hills. (Phil Masturzo/Akron Beacon Journal)
Kent State's Melvin Tabb (left) shoots over Akron's Zeke Marshall during the second half of the semifinals of the Mid-American Conference March 15, in Cleveland. (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.