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Oklahoma State in MLB: Yankees include Tyler Lyons on ALCS roster

The former Cowboy pitcher could take the mound against the Astros.

MLB: Toronto Blue Jays at New York Yankees Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

The Yankees could turn to former Oklahoma State pitcher Tyler Lyons in the American League Championship Series against the Astros after New York included him on their roster for the series Saturday.

The 31-year-old Lyons recorded a 10-pitch eighth inning in New York’s 8-2 blowout win in Game 2 of the AL Division Series against the Twins a week ago. The left-hander struck out two batters on six consecutive pitches then forced a deep flyball to left field.

The Yankees will face the Astros in the ALCS for the second time in three years. The Astros won the series in seven games in 2017 en route to claiming the World Series. The winner of this year’s ALCS will face the winner of the Nationals-Cardinals National League Championship Series.

ALCS schedule

Game 1: New York at Houston, 7 p.m., Oct. 12 (Fox)

Game 2: New York at Houston, 7 p.m., Oct. 13 (FS1)

Game 3: Houston at New York, 3 p.m., Oct. 15 (FS1)

Game 4: Houston at New York, 7 p.m., Oct. 16 (FS1)

Game 5: Houston at New York, 7 p.m., Oct. 17 (FS1)

Game 6: New York at Houston*, 3 or 7 p.m., Oct. 19 (FS1)

Game 7: New York at Houston*, 6:30 p.m., Oct. 20 (FS1)

*If necessary