Found February 26, 2014 on Cub Reporter:
Justin Ruggiano, Welington Castillo, and Christian Villanueva blasted solo home runs, and Kyle Hendricks threw 2.2 IP of no-run/no-hit ball, in a six-inning Cubs Cactus League Intrasquad game played this afternoonn in what was the first Cubs game played at Cubs Park in Mesa. Tags: Cubs Spring TrainingKyle Hendricksl Justin RuggianoWelington CastilloChristian VillanuevaMatt SzczurEric Jokisch

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