Watch: Bird breaks Game 2 open with towering 2-run HR

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Ken Blaze / USA TODAY Sports

Oh, have you not heard? It seems that Greg Bird is the word.

The New York Yankees first baseman put his stamp on Game 2 of the ALDS against the Cleveland Indians with a towering two-run homer to right field off Mike Clevinger on Friday. That pushed the Yankees out to an 8-3 lead in the fifth inning.

The 24-year-old Bird's homer came after his teammate, 24-year-old catcher Gary Sanchez, took Indians starter Corey Kluber deep in the first inning. Bird and Sanchez are now only the second pair of Yankees teammates age 25 or younger to homer in the same playoff game. They join Joe DiMaggio and Charlie Keller in Game 3 of the 1939 World Series against the Reds, according to Katie Sharp of River Avenue Blues.

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