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PHOENIX – 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.