Welke ruled the runner safe and Silva, walking toward first base, jumped up and down, thinking the double play had been made, which would have kept the score at 2-1 in favor of the visitors. But when he saw the safe sign, he threw up his arms and apparently swore at the ump, who immediately ejected the Seattle starter.
A run scored on the play and Silva, who eventually had to be restrained by manager John McLaren, was replaced by left-hander Ryan Rowland-Smith.
Jim Street is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.