Jun 30, 2021; Bronx, New York, USA; Los Angeles Angels first baseman Jared Walsh (20) flips his bat after hitting a grand slam against the New York Yankees during the ninth inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Yankees scored seven runs in the bottom of the first against Los Angeles Angels starter Shohei Ohtani on Wednesday night. And five hours later (after a rain delay), they allowed seven runs in the bottom of the ninth to blow the game.

The Angels beat the Yankees 11-8 after a seven-run ninth that featured a game-tying Jared Walsh grand slam off New York closer Aroldis Chapman.

With the Yankees leading 8-4 in the ninth, Chapman walked three batters and got one out, before Walsh — who’s having a fantastic season — cranked a hanging slider from Chapman for the game-tying grand slam.

Lucas Luetge replaced Chapman after that blast, and didn’t do much better, going 2/3 of an inning with three earned runs allowed. With a 2-2 count and two outs, Luis Rengifo gave the Angels the lead with a two-run single.

Here’s a look at the game’s win probability chart, via FanGraphs (the Yankees had a 98.8% win expectancy after Brett Gardner homered in the bottom of the eighth):

An incredible comeback for the Angels, and a brutal meltdown for the Yankees.

New York — viewed as the AL team to beat entering the season — is now a disappointing 41-39 with a -3 run differential. They’re in fourth place in the AL East, 8.5 games behind the first-place Boston Red Sox.

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