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Fans are asked to take cover as a storm moves into the area before a baseball game between the Washington Nationals and the San Diego Padres at Nationals Park, Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Nationals game begins after rain delay

Rain continues to play havoc on the Nationals' three-team homestand as Tuesday's game with the San Diego Padres began at 7:15 p.m. after strong rain came through the area earlier in the day.

Washington Nationals' Juan Soto is doused after a baseball game against the San Diego Padres, Monday, May 21, 2018, in Washington. The Nationals won 10-2. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Soto, Harper, Reynolds homer in Nats romp

On May 14, 2012, Bryce Harper hit his first career home run at Nationals Park against San Diego Padres pitcher Tim Stauffer in his 54th big-league at-bat. Six years later, another teenager -- 19-year-old left fielder Juan Soto -- slammed his own first career major-league homer -- a three-run shot to left field as part of Monday night's beatdown of the San Diego Padres.

Washington Nationals' Juan Soto follows through on his three-run home run during the second inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres, Monday, May 21, 2018, in Washington. This was his first major league hit. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Juan Soto homers for first major league hit

Soto hit a home run for his first major-league hit in his first at-bat as a starter for Washington, driving in Reynolds and Severino with a three-run shot to left field on Monday.

San Diego Padres shortstop Freddy Galvis, left, chases down Washington Nationals' Wilmer Difo during the fifth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 9, 2018, in San Diego. Difo was out on the play. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Nationals-Padres: 4 things to watch for

The Washington Nationals host the San Diego Padres in a series slated to begin Monday at 7:05 p.m.

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg delivers during the third inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Sunday, May 20, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Punchless Nationals swept by the Dodgers

It was a lost weekend at Nationals Park, as the home team dropped three games to the struggling Los Angeles Dodgers in less than 27 hours.

In games through Saturday for the Hagerstown Suns, outfielder Juan Soto was batting .389 (21-for-54) with five doubles, three triples and five homers with 24 RBIs. He had an OPS of 1.378. (Photo courtesy of John Slick, Hagerstown Suns) ** FILE **

Hot prospect Juan Soto promoted to Nationals

On Sunday morning, Juan Soto, the No. 2 prospect in the Washington Nationals' farm system and No. 15 overall prospect in the minors, was promoted to the majors for the first time.

Los Angeles Dodgers' Yasiel Puig, right, steals second base as Washington Nationals' Trea Turner makes a late tag during the fifth inning of a baseball game Saturday, April 21, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) **FILE**

Nationals host Dodgers this weekend: Three things to watch

The Nationals are slated to host the Los Angeles Dodgers for a three-game series that begins Friday night at 7:05 p.m., though rain is in the forecast for Friday and Saturday.

Washington Nationals catcher Matt Wieters, second from right, talks with training staff in the dugout after leaving the baseball game with an injury, during the second inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday, May 10, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) **FILE**

Wieters undergoes surgery on hamstring

The Washington Nationals announced Thursday that catcher Matt Wieters had surgery on his hamstring on Wednesday. There is no timetable for his return, but he could miss significant time.

Washington Nationals relief pitcher Sean Doolittle walks off the field as the scoreboard at Nationals Park announces that both of today's interleague baseball games against the New York Yankees have been postponed due to inclement weather, Wednesday, May 16, 2018, in Washington. Both game have been rescheduled for June 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Nationals-Yankees games rained out

The Washington Nationals called off their suspended game and regularly-scheduled game with the New York Yankees around 4 p.m. on Wednesday at Nationals Park, as a light rain fell with more expected in the forecast the rest of the evening.

Members of the ground crew cover the infield during a rain delay in the sixth inning of an interleague baseball game between the New York Yankees and Washington Nationals at Nationals Park, Tuesday, May 15, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Nationals-Yankees game suspended by rain

Neither team came away with a win Tuesday, as the game was suspended by rain tied at 3-3 going into the bottom of the sixth inning.

Washington Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper (34) hits a solo homerun in the third inning during a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Sunday, May 13, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) **FiLE**

Forget the Big Apple, D.C. has plenty to offer Bryce Harper

Sure, the Evil Empire has the cash, the history and the glamour of Broadway to dangle in front of the Nationals All-Star, but to just assume the District has no chance of keeping Harper seems a little defeatist.

Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper (34) steps in to bat against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 12, 2018, in Phoenix. The Nationals defeated the Diamondbacks 2-1. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Red-hot Nationals host league-leading Yankees

The Nationals begin a two-game series at Nationals Park on Tuesday night against the New York Yankees. Here are three things to look for:

Washington Nationals first baseman Mark Reynolds warms up before a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Sunday, May 13, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Injury-riddled Nationals just keep winning

The Nationals have seen five of their projected everyday starters spend time on the disabled list this year, but they're still making up ground in the National League East.