Back to the Washington Nationals Newsfeed

Soto, Harper, Reynolds homer in Nats romp

On May 14, 2012, a teenager named 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 home run — a three-run shot to left field in the bottom of the second inning on Monday night.

Against the same Padres.

Soto’s shot, part of a 10-2 Nationals’ thrashing of the last-place Padres, was also his first hit and first three RBI.