PHOENIX -- Following a 29-minute rain delay, the Rangers and A's finished in a 2-2 tie after play was suspended after nine innings at Phoenix Municipal Stadium in their first meeting of the season Saturday.
A's right-hander Sonny Gray made his spring debut and walked two and allowed two hits, stranding each of his baserunners while getting out of his two-inning performance unscathed. Gray also struck out two on the day.
Lefty Martin Perez started for the Rangers, surrendering a leadoff base hit to youngster Billy Burns, who advanced to second on Nick Punto's ensuing walk before stealing third and landing at home courtesy a sacrifice fly from Yoenis Cespedes.
Oakland managed just five hits total, with Burns recording two of them.
Up next: In search of a starting role, Robbie Ross takes the hill for his first outing of the spring, after having spent his entire Major League career as a reliever. In order to earn that job, however, Ross will have to rebound from some second-half struggles in 2013. Righty relievers Tanner Scheppers, Joakim Soria and Neftali Feliz will follow, and Prince Fielder and Adrian Beltre will likely return to the lineup after a day off Saturday.