Kevin Kouzmanoff smacked a leadoff double to right against Sean Doolittle (0-1) and advanced to third on Mitch Moreland's sacrifice bunt to begin the frame. Murphy then slapped a base hit up the middle to plate Kouzmanoff.
Jed Lowrie reached with one out in the ninth against Joakim Soria when Elvis Andrus threw the ball away on a routine play to shortstop. But Soria got Josh Donaldson to pop out to center and Yeonis Cespedes to fly out to left to notch his fourth save of the season.
Shin-Soo Choo belted a leadoff homer, while Prince Fielder and Kouzmanoff each tallied two hits an RBI and a run scored for Texas, which has won six of its last seven games.
Starter Yu Darvish struck out six and allowed three runs on eight hits and four walks over six innings in the no-decision.
Choo's leadoff shot to right opened the scoring, but Oakland pushed across three runs in the second to go in front.
Moss began the frame by drilling a blast down the right field line. Josh Reddick worked a one-out walk and Eric Sogard doubled two batters later to put runners on second and third with two away. Crisp's base hit to left brought them home and made it 3-1.
Texas scored a run apiece in the fourth and fifth innings to tie it.
Fielder sliced a double off the base of the wall in the fourth and then scored on Kouzmanoff's single to center. Fielder's two-out RBI single in the fifth made it 3-3.