Nick Masset

Maybin gives Braves walk-off win against Nationals, Scherzer

ATLANTA Four years after legendary Yankees closer Mariano Rivera said Manny Banuelos was the best pitching prospect he'd seen, Banuelos looked almost worthy of such praise through five-plus innings of his major league debut Thursday for the Braves. High humidity did what Washington Nationals hitters couldn't do to Banuelos, abruptly ending the left-hander's night in the sixth inning, but the Braves made the night a huge success anyway, beating Nationals ace Max Scherzer when Cameron Maybin hit a one-out single in the ninth for a 2-1 walk-off win in a series finale at Turner Field. Pedro Ciriaco led off the ninth with a pinch-hit single, advanced on Jace Peterson's...