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Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Drew Butera, right, throws the ball to first base for the out on Philadelphia Phillies' Marlon Byrd as starting pitcher Zack Greinke watches during the sixth inning of a baseball game on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Drew Butera, right, throws the ball to first base for the out on Philadelphia Phillies' Marlon Byrd as starting pitcher Zack Greinke watches during the sixth inning of a baseball game on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

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