On Thursday, the Cincinnati Reds and Chicago Cubs met up in a game that had a total of eight Home Runs between the two teams. Six of those came from the reigning MLB champions, but it was the other side that grabbed the victory. Joey Votto was among the heroes for Cincinnati as they were able to get the 13-10 win at Wrigley Field. Here's the latest Reds vs. Cubs game recap including top performers, stats, an MLB standings update, and what's next for the teams.

MLB game recap

After a scoreless first inning between the two team, the Cincinnati Reds jumped out to a huge lead in the top of the second.

With Jon Lester on the mound for a bit and Mike Montgomery relieving him, the Reds scored a total of nine runs. Lester apparently had to leave the game with an injury.

Among those runs that the Reds scored was Joey Votto's three-run home run which was his 32nd for the season. Votto's shot traveled 378 feet with Billy Hamilton and Jose Peraza both on base at the time. The scoring continued with a Suarez double to score Duvall, followed by a Phillip Ervin double to score Eugenio Suarez.

Despite that early barrage of runs, the Chicago Cubs managed to make a comeback. The team had a solo home run from Ian Happ in the bottom of the second and then a five-run fourth inning.

That fourth inning featured home runs from Kris Bryant, Alex Avila, Happ, and Javier Baez. Chicago would add three more runs in the fifth inning and tied things up 9-9.

The game would remain tied until the seventh inning when a two-run home run from Ervin broke the tie and gave Cincinnati an 11-9 lead. The Cubs would manage one more run in the bottom of the inning off a sacrifice fly from Happ, but that ended up being it for the World Series winners.

Cincinnati added two more runs in the ninth and Chicago was unable to answer back as they batted last.

For the game, Ervin would finish with three hits, four RBIs and the second home run of his season. Picking up the win for Cincinnati was pitcher Drew Storen while Raisel Iglesias picked up his 22nd save. On the losing side was Justin Grimm (1-2).

Standings & what's next

The Cincinnati Reds are nowhere near the postseason, but now have a record of 51-71 overall and 22-40 away. The team is on the road once again for tomorrow's game. They'll visit the Atlanta Braves for a game scheduled to begin at 7:35 p.m. Eastern Time.

The Chicago Cubs dropped to 63-57 overall with a 31-28 home record. They still lead the National League Central division but only by a game over the Milwaukee Brewers (63-59). Next up for Chicago is a Friday afternoon game against the Blue Jays. That game, also at Wrigley Field, starts at 2:20 p.m. Eastern Time.