Radke will try to continue his recent dominance of the Indians when the Minnesota Twins finish up their four-game series at Jacobs Field.
Radke has lost more games to Cleveland than to any other team during his 11-year career, going 9-15 with a 4.95 ERA in 31 starts.
However, Radke has turned things around since 2003, going 3-0 with a 0.97 ERA in his last five starts against Cleveland, including a complete-game 9-0 win on May 5.
The Indians will counter with ace C.C. Sabathia. The burly left-hander is 4-4 with a 4.16 ERA against Minnesota and sports a 3.48 ERA overall this season.
Cleveland has won two of the first three games of this series, which has featured two games decided by one run and back-to-back extra-inning contests.
Cleveland caught a bad break Wednesday when starter Kevin Millwood removed himself in the fifth inning after injuring his groin.
“Hopefully, it’s not too bad,” said Millwood, who is 1-4 with a 3.20 ERA. “I’m really not as concerned as I am frustrated. It’s been a frustrating year so far.”
Millwood will have an MRI on Thursday. Manager Eric Wedge deemed Millwood’s injury as “considerable” and said there’s a possibility the right-hander could go on the 15-day disabled list.
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