Detroit Tigers shortstop Javier Baez took a swing at Liam Hendriks'  33rd pitch. 

showed why the organization's $140 million investment over six years is expected to pay dividends 

Baez produced the sixth walk-off hit of his nine-year MLB career. 

"Welcome to Detroit, Javy Baez," Tigers manager AJ Hinch said in his opening postgame remarks. 

The ball from Baez's bat soared high in the air, then ricocheted off the right-field wall over AJ Pollock's outstretched glove 

scoring Austin Meadows for a 5-4 victory Friday afternoon on another chilly Opening Day in front of 43,480 fans at Comerica Park. 

The play was initially ruled an out, but a replay review overturned the call, and the Tigers came pouring out of the dugout to mob Baez as the crowd went wild. 

"It feels great," Baez said. "We need their support, and we saw it today. It was rainy, and it was cold, and (the fans) were here 

I'm happy that we got their support, and hopefully, they keep coming during the season." 

Eric Haase, the Dearborn Divine Child alumnus, tied the game with one out in the ninth on a solo home run to left field 

He entered as a pinch-hitter for starting catcher Tucker Barnhart in the eighth. 

Meadows, one batter later, ripped a triple to right-center field to set up Baez. 

He finished 1-for-2 with three walks in his Tigers debut after being acquired Monday from Tampa Bay. 

White Sox designated hitter Andrew Vaughn delivered a go-ahead solo home run in the ninth. 

Until the Tigers' resiliency shined through once again in the final at-bat for a thrilling first victory.