The first pitch of the at-bat to Escobar from Michael Kirkman was called a strike on the inside corner. Escobar briefly argued the call with home-plate umpire Jeff Nelson before flying out. After coming out onto the field for the top of the eighth, Escobar continued to argue with Nelson and was ejected.
Manager John Farrell came out to continue the discussion with Nelson in between innings, but he was not ejected. Escobar went 1-for-4 with a strikeout.