Thanks to the vagaries of the unbalanced schedule, the Red Sox and Houston Astros are done with one another for the remainder of the regular season.
Two three-game series -- one last weekend at Fenway, the other this weekend in Houston -- are done, with the Astros taking both sets, two games to one.
The last two world champs won't meet again unless they square off in the American League Division Series or, as they did last October, in the American League Championship Series.
Here's what we gleaned from six games over the last 10 days:
1. The Astros are the better team.
OK, that's an understatement. In fact, the Astros might be better than every other team in the game right now.
The Minnesota Twins are pulverizing opponents currently and threatening to run off and hide in the AL Central. But the Twins' rotation can't match Houston's and neither can their bullpen. And the Twins don't have anywhere near the postseason experience these Astros do.