Valera’s single leads Great Lakes to 3-1 win over Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) -- Leonel Valera hit a two-run single in the seventh inning, leading the Great Lakes Loons to a 3-1 win over the Cedar Rapids Kernels on Thursday.

The single by Valera scored Matt Cogen and James Outman to give the Loons a 2-1 lead.

The Loons tacked on another run in the ninth when Outman scored when a runner was thrown out.

Jose Chacin (7-6) got the win in relief while Cedar Rapids starter Luis Rijo (2-6) took the loss in the Midwest League game.