Escobar helpted the Nationals take the lead in the 10th inning on Sunday in a 4-3 victory against the Phillies. With Jake Diekman on the mound and the score tied at 2, Escobar led off the 10th and doubled inside the first-base line to right field.
He then advanced to third on a groundout by Bryce Harper before right-hander Justin De Fratus entered the game. Seconds later, with Ryan Zimmerman at the plate, Escobar scored on a wild pitch by De Fratus.
"I tried to be smart, tried to be safe, because I know I have a good hitter right behind me," Escobar said.
Bill Ladson is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, All Nats All the Time. He can be found on Twitter @WashingNats. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.