Review confirms call as Utley ruled out at plate

Braves' Bethancourt did not block baserunner's path

Review confirms call as Utley ruled out at plate

PHILADELPHIA -- Umpires reviewed a play at the plate in the bottom of the fourth inning on Saturday night at Citizens Bank Park.

Braves left fielder Justin Upton threw out Chase Utley at the plate on Ryan Howard's single, and a crew chief review was initiated to see if Braves catcher Christian Bethancourt had illegally blocked the plate.

It took replay officials just 34 seconds to determine that Bethancourt allowed Utley a lane to the plate, but he was tagged out.

Todd Zolecki is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.