Escobar leaves Sunday's game with virus

Escobar leaves Sunday's game with virus

WASHINGTON -- Nationals third baseman Yunel Escobar left Sunday's 5-4 win over the Braves after three innings because of a stomach virus, according to manager Matt Williams.

Escobar, who is one of Washington's hottest hitters, went 1-for-2 and scored on a double by Bryce Harper in the first inning.

"[Escobar] was not feeling great today," Williams said. "It got worse as we got into the game. He could be OK. We'll monitor him the next day or so."

Bill Ladson is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, All Nats All the Time. He also can be found on Twitter @WashingNats. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.