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Starlin Castro returns for spring finale, Jason Hammel sharp as Cubs beat Diamondbacks 9-8

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    Arizona Diamondbacks' Aaron Hill tries to avoid the tag by Chicago Cubs' Darwin Barney (15) after trying to steal during the first inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game Saturday, March 29, 2014, in Phoenix. Hill was out on the play. (AP Photo/Matt York) (The Associated Press)

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    Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Bronson Arroyo throws during the first inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Chicago Cubs, Saturday, March 29, 2014, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York) (The Associated Press)

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    Chicago Cubs pitcher Jason Hammel throws during the first inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Arizona Diamondback , Saturday, March 29, 2014, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York) (The Associated Press)

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    Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Bronson Arroyo throws during the first inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Chicago Cubs, Saturday, March 29, 2014, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York) (The Associated Press)

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    Chicago Cubs' Carlos Valbuena hits as Arizona Diamondbacks' Miguel Montero catches during the third inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game, Saturday, March 29, 2014, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York) (The Associated Press)

Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro returned from a hamstring injury Saturday and played his first spring training game since March 2 in Chicago's 9-8 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Castro went 0 for 2 with a walk and looked fine running out a grounder in the first inning. The game was the exhibition finale for both clubs before their season openers Monday.

Both starting pitchers were effective. Jason Hammel shut out the Diamondbacks on two hits over four innings. He struck out five.

Bronson Arroyo went 4 2-3 innings for Arizona and allowed two runs on six hits. He struck out two and walked one.

A throwing error by Diamondbacks left fielder Mark Trumbo led to an RBI single from Darwin Barney in the second. The Cubs then scored four runs in the sixth against setup man Brad Ziegler. Luis Valbuena had a sacrifice fly and minor leaguer Arismendy Alcantara hit a two-run homer.

Ziegler allowed four runs on three hits and two walks in one-third of an inning.

Cliff Pennington and Henry Blanco hit RBI singles in the sixth off Cubs reliever Jonathan Sanchez.

Ryan Kalish ended a successful bid to make Chicago's roster with a 3-for-3 afternoon.

Pennington had two hits and two RBIs after replacing Aaron Hill at second base. Ex-Cub Tony Campana went 3 for 3 and scored twice.