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Ventura Returns to Chicago for Home Opener
CHICAGO (AP) -- Veteran first baseman Paul Konerko and Robin Ventura missed being teammates on the Chicago White Sox by one year. They will get to share a home opener, after all.

Ventura is the team's new manager, returning to the White Sox after a decade-long run as the team's third baseman ended after the 1998 season. Konerko joined the team in 1999 and is now in his 14th season.

The White Sox, who come home with a 3-2 record after starting the season in Texas and Cleveland, will face the Detroit Tigers on Friday at U.S. Cellular Field. For the most part, they have played well in Ventura's brief stint.

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