The Brewers flip-flop Braun and Fielder

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Prince Fielder headshot.jpgHey, the Cardinals are doing it with Pujols, why shouldn’t the Brewers do it with Braun?  Move him to the cleanup spot, that is, with Prince Fielder going to the three-hole for the first time since 2008. Hey! They won the division in 2008! This can’t NOT work!

The real question is not whether Fielder can hit third and Braun can hit cleanup, though.  It’s whether either of them can pitch. Because that’s the real concern, my Wisconsin friends.  They’re second in the NL in runs per game. They’re third worst in runs allowed.

But hey, if it gives people something to talk about, mazel tov.

Video: Corey Dickerson breaks scoreless tie with walk-off home run

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Neither the Pirates nor the Tigers could manage any offense during Thursday afternoon’s game at PNC Park. That is, until outfielder Corey Dickerson launched a walk-off solo home run off of Alex Wilson with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning.

Dickerson, 28, has been solid for the Pirates for the first month of the season. He’s batting .314/.348/.500 with a pair of home runs, 13 RBI, and 13 runs scored in 92 plate appearances. The Pirates acquired him from the Rays in late February in exchange for journeyman pitcher Daniel Hudson and Single-A infielder Tristan Gray.