The injury caused Escobar to miss two games last week, but he returned to the lineup Friday and started all three matchups against the A's this weekend. On Sunday, he launched a leadoff home run off left-hander Sean Manaea to give the Angels a quick lead in the first inning.
Escobar grounded out in his next two at-bats and then was replaced by pinch-hitter Kaleb Cowart in the bottom of the seventh.
Escobar has been one of the Angels' more consistent batters this season and is hitting .274 with seven home runs and 31 RBIs in 89 games. The 34-year-old veteran missed 16 games with a left hamstring strain earlier this season.
Maria Guardado covers the Angels for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.