Among Tuesday night's MLB games on the schedule was the St. Louis Cardinals visiting the Cincinnati #Reds. The two teams needed 10 innings to decide their latest contest. Luckily for St. Louis, #Dexter Fowler showed up to play the role of hero as he was able to tie the game in the eighth inning before putting his team ahead in extra innings. Here's the latest Cardinals vs. Reds game recap, including top performers, game stats, a standings update, and what's next on the schedule for these teams.

MLB game recap

In Tuesday night's game, the Cincinnati Reds built up an early 4-0 lead over the first three innings. RBIs came courtesy of a Joey Votto single in the first to score Jesse Winker, a Patrick Kivlehan sac fly in the second to score Adam Duvall, and a Zack Cozart home run in the third with a man on.

However, that early lead didn't hold up for long as the Cardinals battled right back.

In the fourth inning, St. Louis scored five runs to take the lead. That included a pair of home runs courtesy of Yolander Molina and Paul DeJong. Molina's home run came with two men on base. At that point, the score was 5-4 in favor of the Cardinals. Cincinnati would answer with two runs to take a lead in the sixth, but in the top of the eighth inning, Dexter Fowler came up big. Fowler smacked out a game-tying home run which would ultimately force extra innings.

The game would go into the 10th inning, with Fowler's double scoring Kolten Wong. Several batters later, DeJong hit a single to left center which scored Fowler to give the Cardinals a two-run lead.

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Cincinnati's Scooter Gennett homered in the bottom of the 10th, but the next three batters went three-and-out. St. Louis collected an 8-7 victory.

Juan Nicosia took the win to move to 4-5 on the season, while Tyler Lyons earned his third save. The Reds' Tim Adleman (5-11) was given the loss.

Dexter Fowler finished the game having gone 3-for-4 with two RBIs and three runs scored. Teammate Paul DeJong was 2-for-5 with two RBIs and a run scored. For the Reds, Cozart ended up going 2-for-5 in the game with two RBIs and a run scored, while Gennett was 2-for-5 with a RBI and two runs scored.

Standings & what's next

The St. Louis Cardinals improve to 78-72 for their season with a 36-40 record when playing away from home. On Wednesday, the Cardinals take on the Reds again with a 7:10 p.m. Eastern Time start. Luke Weaver will be on the mound for St. Louis.

Tuesday's loss drops the Cincinnati Reds to a 66-85 record this season with a 39-37 mark at home. Rookie Davis gets the start against the Cardinals in the Reds' next game on Wednesday night. #The Red