RANGERS 3, WHITE SOX 2: Michael Young ripped an RBI single to snap a tie in the sixth inning and Colby Lewis struck out nine in six frames as host Texas spoiled Robin Ventura's managerial debut with Chicago.
Ian Kinsler homered for the second straight season opener and Josh Hamilton had a pair of hits and scored the go-ahead run on Young's single for the Rangers.
Lewis (1-0) breezed into the sixth inning before Adam Dunn tied a Major League Baseball record with his eighth opening-day homer. Alexei Ramirez added an RBI single to tie the game at 2-2.
Hamilton led off the bottom half of the frame with a single to shallow left center and advanced to second on a groundout. Young then deposited an offering from John Danks (0-1) into shallow left field to plate Hamilton and give Texas a 3-2 lead.
Alexi Ogando relieved Lewis and struck out the side in the seventh inning. Mike Adams worked a scoreless eighth and Joe Nathan retired the side in order in the ninth in his debut with the Rangers.
After scoring on Hamilton's sacrifice fly in the first inning, Kinsler jumped on a hanging curveball from Danks and launched it over the left-field wall for a two-out homer in the third.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Kinsler went deep in his first three games in 2011 en route to a career-high 32-homer season. Prior to Thursday's game, Kinsler admitted that he and the Rangers are close on a new long-term contract. ... Dunn tied Frank Robinson and Ken Griffey Jr. with eight homers on opening day. ... Danks, who is a Texas native and first-round pick of the Rangers in 2003, fell to 1-5 in his career against the club.