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Starters Perez and Gray each pitch 2 innings as Rangers and A's tie at 2

  • Oakland Athletics catcher Chris Gimenez, right, leaps past Texas Rangers' Jose Felix, center, as he tags out Alex Castellanos, left, caught trying to steal home during the eighth inning of a spring training baseball game Saturday, March 1, 2014, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

    Oakland Athletics catcher Chris Gimenez, right, leaps past Texas Rangers' Jose Felix, center, as he tags out Alex Castellanos, left, caught trying to steal home during the eighth inning of a spring training baseball game Saturday, March 1, 2014, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)  (The Associated Press)

  • Oakland Athletics invitee catcher Bruce Maxwell hits in a batting cage as rain begins to fall before the Oakland Athletics are scheduled to play the Texas Rangers in a spring training baseball game Saturday, March 1, 2014, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

    Oakland Athletics invitee catcher Bruce Maxwell hits in a batting cage as rain begins to fall before the Oakland Athletics are scheduled to play the Texas Rangers in a spring training baseball game Saturday, March 1, 2014, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)  (The Associated Press)

  • Fans cover themselves as rain falls before the Oakland Athletics are scheduled to play the Texas Rangers in a spring training baseball game Saturday, March 1, 2014, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

    Fans cover themselves as rain falls before the Oakland Athletics are scheduled to play the Texas Rangers in a spring training baseball game Saturday, March 1, 2014, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)  (The Associated Press)

Oakland designated hitter Yoenis Cespedes drove in a run with a sacrifice fly against Martin Perez as the Athletics and Texas Rangers played to a 2-all tie Saturday. The game was stopped after nine innings.

Billy Burns, who replaced Coco Crisp in the starting lineup just before gametime, had two hits, stole two bases and recorded a pair of outfield assists for the A's. He also scored both runs, tying the game on an infield error.

Engel Beltre had two hits for the Rangers. Jurickson Profar and Jared Hoying each drove in runs.

Perez allowed a run on one hit in his two innings. He walked two and struck out one. A's starter Sonny Gray also went two innings, giving up a pair of hits, walking two and striking out two.

The game was delayed 34 minutes by rain.