Ortega went 2-for-3 with a walk, two runs and a stolen base Tuesday in the Cubs' 9-5 loss to the Twins. He also reached base on a hit by pitch.

Though Ortega's standing as a regular in the Chicago outfield isn't in any jeopardy, the 30-year-old has limped to the finish line in what's otherwise been a breakthrough campaign. Before Tuesday's eruption, Ortega hit .179 over his last 10 games, scoring only three times while contributing no home runs or stolen bases over that span. He'll look to build on his strong game in Wednesday's series finale, starting in center field while batting leadoff.

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