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Austin Meadows arrives, has two hits, steals a base in Pirates debut

As the Pirates clubhouse emptied late Friday night, Austin Meadows was on a search. He’d seen San Diego Padres starter Tyson Ross toss the baseball from Meadows’ first Major League hit toward the home dugout at PNC Park in the fourth inning, but he hadn’t seen it since. Meadows planned to give the game ball to his mother, Staci, whom he’d seen crying and clapping in Section 114.