NEW YORK, April 18 (UPI) -- Pinch-hitter Tony Clark hit a three-run homer with one out in the eighth inning Friday night to lift the New York Mets to a 6-3 victory over the Florida Marlins.
After the Mets rallied to tie the game at 3-3 in the seventh, Roger Cedeno had a one-out infield single and Vladimir Nunez (0-2) walked Roberto Alomar. Clark, hitting for Rey Sanchez, sent a 1-1 pitch over the right-center field wall for his first career homer as a pinch hitter.
It was the second home run of the season for Clark, whose contract was purchased by the Mets on April 6.
Mike Piazza had an RBI single in the fifth to pull the Mets within 3-2 and Ty Wigginton 's run-scoring single tied it in the seventh. David Weathers (1-0) picked up the win after tossing a scoreless eighth and struggling closer Armando Benitez worked in and out of trouble in the ninth for his fifth save.
After a 3-7 road trip, New York has won two in a row to start its nine-game homestand. Derrek Lee had a two-run double for the Marlins, who stole six bases but lost for the fourth time in their last six games.