The normally dominant New York Yankees closer blew a two-run lead in astonishing fashion at Target Field. Chapman failed to record an out, giving up a game-tying two-run blast to Josh Donaldson and then a two-run walk-off homer to Nelson Cruz, handing the Twins a stunning 7-5 victory.
Thursday's outing was just the third time in Chapman's career that he allowed multiple home runs in a game, according to Sarah Langs of MLB.com.
Additionally, Donaldson's 438-foot home run and Cruz's 457-foot game-winner are the two longest homers allowed by Chapman since StatCast debuted in 2015, according to Matt Kelly of MLB.com.
"He's the best closer in the game, so it was remarkable to be able to score four runs against him," Cruz said postgame, according to Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com.
Chapman has enjoyed a remarkable 2021 season. He entered the game having allowed just a single earned run and one homer in 23 innings. The Twins' four-run outburst spiked his ERA from 0.39 to 1.96.
"I felt normal tonight," Chapman said, according to Newsday's Erik Boland. "Nothing different. Just a bad night tonight."
For the last-place Twins, the comeback was just their fourth win in their last 10 contests. New York, meanwhile, now sits six games back of first place in the AL East.