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Clay Buch­holz has had an in­ter­est­ing sea­son. He had a 6.35 ERA in his first 10 starts and was de­moted to the bullpen. He has tweaked his me­chan­ics and strength­ened John Far­rell’s trust by pitch­ing six in­nings of one-hit ball in his last reg­u­lar-sea­son start.

Josh Tom­lin lost to the Red Sox on Aug. 15, al­low­ing three runs in 7.2 in­nings. “It’s pretty clear what lies ahead of us. We go home down 0-2. (Clay) Buch­holz on the mound Sun­day with an at­ti­tude of no to­mor­row.”

Chisen­hall con­nected in the sec­ond in­ning off Price, who fell to 0-8 in nine play­off starts and must now face the wrath of Red Sox Na­tion. The left-han­der lasted just 3 1/3 in­nings and once again crum­bled with a chance to si­lence crit­ics who say he can’t pitch in the big game.

De­spite the loss, a de­fi­ant Price is con­vinced he’ll get an­other chance.

“I know my num­ber is go­ing to be called again to pitch an­other game in 2016,” he said. “I want it. I’ll be ready.”

The In­di­ans strung to­gether four straight hits — three of them soft sin­gles — to Price in a 4-0 hole af­ter just two in­nings.

That’s all Klu­ber needed. The Cy Young can­di­date, who hadn’t pitched since strain­ing his quadri­ceps on Sept. 26, had lit­tle is­sues with the Red Sox, who missed a chance to do some da­m­age in the fourth.

Klu­ber cre­ated the jam with two walks be­fore get­ting Or­tiz to swing at the first pitch and pop out. Or­tiz slammed his bat to the ground in frus­tra­tion and Bos­ton’s anx­i­ety grew when Klu­ber struck out Han­ley Ramirez look­ing for the fi­nal out.

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