"Very proud of our guys for fighting back and making it semi-interesting," said Hinch, whose team trailed, 9-0, in the fourth. "We had a chance in the sixth and got a couple of runs and could have had a bigger inning, and then hit a couple of homers in the ninth. We kept fighting and didn't have enough tonight."
The Astros, who managed just two runs in the first two games of the series against the Cubs, were 1-for-4 with runners in scoring position Sunday. They're 1-for-18 with runners in scoring position in their last four games.
"When you get behind, seven, eight, nine runs, you're going to need a big bolt to make it interesting and get back into it," Hinch said. "It's rare that you get that opportunity to hit a three- or four-run homer and get right back into it, but we had a little bit of momentum there. We moved a couple of bases, things like that. Even chasing Arrieta in that inning was a success, but obviously it wasn't enough."
Brian McTaggart has covered the Astros since 2004, and for MLB.com since 2009. Follow @brianmctaggart on Twitter and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.