Escobar went 2-for-7 with two home runs and five RBI in a 19-4 win over the Rangers on Wednesday. Escobar started the game off with a two-run home run in the first inning and added a three-run shot in the sixth inning. The switch-hitter took the Rangers deep from both sides of the plate and continues to mash lefties with a 1.106 OPS. Escobar has a .290/.344/.546 slash line with 21 home runs on the season.
Escobar went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Saturday's 4-2 loss to the Cardinals. It was his first long ball since June 26, but Escobar has hardly been quiet in that time, slashing .405/.425/.541 in the 10 games between homers. On the year, the 30-year-old infielder is hitting .295 with 19 home runs and 68 RBI in 91 games, putting him on pace for career highs in all three categories.
Escobar went 3-for-4 with a single, double and triple with an RBI in Sunday's victory over the Rockies. Escobar tripled in the first inning, produced a run-scoring double in the third and scored after singling in the sixth. He had an opportunity to complete the cycle in the seventh inning but flied out to right. In his first full season in Arizona, Escobar has been a bright spot on offense throughout the first half, slashing .296/.353/.543 with 18 homers and 67 runs batted in.
Escobar will start at second base and bat third Sunday against the Rockies. In order to make room in the everyday lineup for both Christian Walker and Jake Lamb, manager Torey Lovullo will deploy the latter at third base for the fourth straight contest. Lamb's move across the diamond has pushed Escobar to the keystone on a more frequent basis while Ketel Marte has shifted to the outfield. While Escobar probably isn't an ideal defensive fit at second base, his fantasy managers in both redraft and keeper/dynasty leagues won't complain about added positional versatility that comes with the arrangement.
Escobar entered Thursday's game in the sixth inning and went 1-for-2 with an RBI in a 5-1 win over the Giants. Escobar started the day in Florida, where his two sons received their green cards, and was back in San Francisco in time for the game, but manager Torey Lovullo kept him out of the starting lineup. He's batting just .214 (12-for-56) with two extra-base hits over the last 16 games.
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