Angels starter Jered Weaver knew it would be a long afternoon when he walked the leadoff hitter on four pitches Saturday. And it went downhill from there with the team’s opening-day starter giving up eight runs on six hits –- including three home runs -– in two innings.

The Angels eventually rallied to take the lead in the ninth inning, only to give up four more runs in the bottom of the inning to settle for a wild 13-13 tie with the Oakland Athletics at Phoenix Municipal Stadium.

The tie was the fourth of the spring for the Angels (4-12-4), and it lasted 3 hours 44 minutes.

“It was one of those days where you try to make adjustments and something still didn’t feel right,” said Weaver, who also committed a balk. “I didn’t have a feel for any of my pitches. Fastball command was terrible. Everything was up and flat.

“Everything feels good but you feel like you don’t really have much behind the ball.”