• Both Aaron Hicks and Alex Presley, candidates for an Opening Day outfield spot, made the long bus ride from Fort Myers, Fla.
Hicks, who hit second in the order and started in center, went 1-for-3 to bump his average to .261. He has three runs, a double, a home run and three RBIs this spring. Presley, who's hitting .160 with one RBI this spring, replaced Hicks as a defensive substitution in the fifth. He finished 0-for-1 with a walk and run scored.
With the amount of time Minnesota will spend away from its Spring Training complex over the next few days, Gardenhire wanted a chance to see both guys as much as he can.
The Twins had a split-squad game in Tampa on Friday before Saturday's trip to Port St. Lucie. They host the Marlins on Sunday and then visit the Orioles in Sarasota on Monday night.
"If I kept leaving one guy home and taking another, then I won't see [the other] at all," Gardenhire said. "My only chance is to bring everybody along, and I need players right now."
• Saturday's game saw a play at the plate during the bottom of the fourth.
Anthony Recker tried to score from second on Brian Burgamy's single to right, but Chris Parmelee's throw beat him.
It took Fryer to the left of home plate along the third-base line. He applied the tag on Recker for the third out of the inning.
"Very nice, great throw," Gardenhire said. "That's what you've got to do. We've been working on it long enough. You better throw it perfect. Good tag play. I don't know how the umpires see that, and that's what I'm talking about. My catcher had to come up the line, end of the line to catch the ball. The ball's going to take you there.
"It's not going to be cut and dry, 'I can't move there.' On that play when my guy's cutting the ball up there, he may have to run into him. He may not have anywhere else to go. It's going to be interesting to see how that all develops as we go along."
Christina DeNicola is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.