Over the holiday weekend, the Yankees have continued to find a way to win in spite of marginal starting pitching performances.

Yesterday behind Chien-Ming Wang, the Yankees were able to win in 12 innings off a Jorge Posada single scoring home A-Rod from second base to beat Roy Halladay and the Jays.

Today behind homers by Hideki Matsui (three-run homer), Derek Jeter (two-run homer) and some clutch hitting by Jorge Posada, who was batting cleanup in place of a resting A-Rod (smart move there, Girardi), the Yankees totaled 14 hits and 10 runs in defeating the Jays 10-8 to win their fifth straight against their AL East rivals.

The Yanks remain one game behind the AL East-leading Red Sox. Which is pretty good, in my opinion, considering the discussion I had with a colleague who is impressed at the Yankees’ current winning streak in spite of shoddy starting pitching. I told him — it’s all about the offense.

Here are the box scores of the previous two games:

(7/4/09 game)

New York Yankees
Hitters AB R H RBI BB SO #P AVG OBP
D Jeter SS 5 1 1 0 1 2 30 .308 .384
J Damon LF 4 2 1 2 2 2 27 .287 .366
M Teixeira 1B 6 0 3 0 0 0 24 .279 .385
A Rodriguez 3B 3 1 2 1 3 0 22 .244 .412
R Cano 2B 6 0 0 0 0 0 19 .300 .333
J Posada C 6 1 2 2 0 1 22 .269 .357
H Matsui DH 4 1 2 1 0 0 14 .259 .355
C Ransom PR-DH
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .190 .230
a-N Swisher PH-DH
1 0 0 0 0 0 6 .235 .363
M Cabrera RF 5 0 1 0 0 2 13 .280 .337
B Gardner CF 5 0 0 0 0 2 15 .277 .356
Totals 45 6 12 6 6 9 192
a-grounded to second for C Ransom in the 10th
BATTING
2B: H Matsui (15, B League); M Teixeira (23, S Camp)
HR: H Matsui (12, 2nd inning off R Halladay 0 on, 1 Out); J Posada (11, 4th inning off R Halladay 0 on, 0 Out); J Damon (16, 7th inning off R Halladay 1 on, 0 Out)
RBI: A Rodriguez (43), H Matsui (32), J Posada 2 (35), J Damon 2 (49)
2-out RBI: A Rodriguez
GIDP: R Cano
Yankees RISP: 2-10 (B Gardner 0-1, A Rodriguez 1-2, J Posada 1-1, M Cabrera 0-1, R Cano 0-5)
Team LOB: 11
FIELDING
DP: 3 (R Cano-D Jeter-M Teixeira, C Wang-D Jeter-M Teixeira, D Jeter-R Cano-M Teixeira).
New York Yankees
Pitchers IP H R ER BB SO HR PC-ST ERA
C Wang 5.1 6 4 4 1 1 1 66-45 9.64
D Robertson 0.2 1 1 1 2 1 0 29-15 2.84
B Bruney 1.0 2 0 0 1 0 0 13-8 3.68
P Hughes 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8-5 4.20
M Rivera 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 20-14 2.60
P Coke 2.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 20-14 2.97
B Tomko
(W, 1-2)
1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 17-10 5.19
Totals 12.0 10 5 5 5 4 1 173-111

(7/5/09 game)

New York Yankees
Hitters AB R H RBI BB SO #P AVG OBP
D Jeter SS 5 3 4 2 0 0 11 .316 .390
J Damon LF 3 1 0 0 2 2 28 .284 .366
M Teixeira 1B 2 1 0 0 3 0 21 .278 .388
J Posada C 5 2 4 3 0 0 16 .284 .368
H Matsui DH 4 1 2 4 1 1 24 .264 .359
N Swisher RF 5 0 1 1 0 2 16 .234 .360
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .277 .356
R Cano 2B 5 0 2 0 0 0 22 .302 .334
M Cabrera CF-RF 3 1 1 0 1 0 27 .281 .340
C Ransom 3B 3 1 0 0 1 2 23 .180 .231
Totals 35 10 14 10 8 7 188
BATTING
2B: J Posada (9, D Hayhurst)
HR: H Matsui (13, 4th inning off B Cecil 2 on, 1 Out); D Jeter (10, 5th inning off B Ryan 1 on, 1 Out)
RBI: H Matsui 4 (36), N Swisher (41), J Posada 3 (38), D Jeter 2 (34)
2-out RBI: N Swisher, J Posada 3
GIDP: J Posada
Yankees RISP: 6-12 (D Jeter 1-1, M Teixeira 0-1, J Posada 2-3, J Damon 0-1, H Matsui 2-3, N Swisher 1-2, R Cano 0-1)
Team LOB: 9
BASERUNNING
CS: R Cano (4, 2nd base by B Ryan/R Chavez)
FIELDING
E: C Ransom (3, ground ball); N Swisher (5, bobble)
New York Yankees
Pitchers IP H R ER BB SO HR PC-ST ERA
J Chamberlain 3.2 9 8 3 1 1 2 86-53 4.04
J Albaladejo
(W, 3-1)
1.1 2 0 0 0 2 0 32-22 5.64
A Aceves
(S, 1)
4.0 1 0 0 0 5 0 43-33 2.02
Totals 9.0 12 8 3 1 8 2 161-108

The Yankees go for the series sweep on Monday at a 1:05pm start time with 8-3 Andy Pettitte taking the mound for the Bombers.