On Thursday, the Milwaukee Brewers hosted the Cincinnati Reds. In a pivotal game for the National League wild card race, the Brewers got a big hit from Brett Phillips in the bottom of the sixth to break a tie and take the lead for good. Here's the latest Reds vs. Brewers game recap with top performers, game stats, standings, and what's next for these two MLB teams.

MLB game recap

For today's game, the Cincinnati Reds jumped on the board to make it 1-0 in the top of the fourth. The Milwaukee Brewers answered right back with a run of their own and then two more in the bottom of the fifth.

The Reds tied it up at the top of the sixth 3-3. However, a Brett Phillips double in the bottom of the sixth scored Arcia to give the Brewers the lead for good.

For today's game, Phillips was 2-for-4 with the one RBI and the biggest one of the game. Neil Walker went 2-for-3 with a run scored, while Eric Sogard was 1-for-2 with a run scored. Other RBIs in the game came courtesy of Ryan Braun and Arcia for the Brewers.

On the opposing side, Patrick Kivlehan went 2-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored. Kivlehan picked up his ninth home run of the season in the fourth inning with a solo shot. Both Scooter Gennett and Jesse Winker were 1-for-4 with an RBI each.

Picking up today's win was Jared Hughes (5-3).

Hughes was just in for one inning and struck out one batter, but it was the right time for the win. Cory Knebel grabbed the save for his 39th of the season. On the losing side for the Reds was Sal Romano. Despite working a bit over five innings and striking out seven batters, he is now 5-8 for the season.

Standings & what's next

Today's loss dropped the Cincinnati Reds to a record of 67-92 overall and 28-50 on the road. They won't be a factor in the National League Wild Card race as they're 19 games behind the team holding the second spot right now. On Friday, Cincinnati visits the Chicago Cubs for an afternoon game starting at 2:20 p.m.

Eastern Time. Robert Stephenson (5-6, 4.86 ERA) will get the pitching start.

The Milwaukee Brewers are now 84-75 for their season with a home record of 44-37. They are currently trailing the Colorado Rockies (86-73) for the final spot in the NL Wild Card race. In a huge game, the Brewers will be on the road to take on the St. Louis Cardinals, another team right up there in the Wild Card race. Game time is scheduled for 8:15 p.m. Eastern Time. Milwaukee will have Chase Anderson (11-4, 2.81 ERA) on the mound for the game.