Fielder aiming for Iron Man mark

Prince Fielder is in his usual spot in the starting lineup tonight, hitting clean-up and playing first base for the opener of a four-game series against the National League East-leading Phillies. Fielder is the only player in the Majors to start all of his team’s games this season, and he’s tied with the Yankees’ Robinson Cano with 152 games played entering tonight.

Four players have started 162 games for the Brewers in the franchise’s 41-season history: Carlos Lee (2005), Richie Sexson (2003), Robin Yount (1988) and Gorman Thomas (1980). Yount also played all 161 games in 1976, when the Brewers lost one game to a rainout that wasn’t rescheduled.

Now that we’ve jinxed Fielder, here’s the lineup:

Felipe Lopez  2B
Corey Hart  RF
Ryan Braun  LF
Prince Fielder  1B
Casey McGehee  3B
Mike Cameron  CF
Alcides Escobar  SS
Jason Kendall  C
Jeff Suppan  RHP

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