ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Alex Rios led off the ninth inning with a home run and the Chicago White Sox got their first win for new manager Robin Ventura, beating the two-time defending American League champion Texas Rangers 4-3 on Saturday night.
Rios homered off new Rangers closer Joe Nathan (0-1) who got a save with a perfect inning in the season opener a day earlier but entered a tie game this time.
The homer to Rios cleared the 8-foot wall in center field just out of the reach of leaping center fielder Josh Hamilton.
Paul Konerko drove in three runs for the White Sox in his 2,000th career game.
Matt Thornton (1-0) worked out of a bases-loaded jam in the eighth after coming back from a 3-0 count against Mike Napoli, who grounded into an inning-ending fielder's choice. Hector Santiago, a 24-year-old rookie left-hander in his third major league game, worked a perfect ninth for his first major league save.
Both starting pitchers, Derek Holland and Jake Peavy, struck out five whi...