LOS ANGELES -- For a second consecutive game, Dodgers first baseman James Loney was held out of the starting lineup.

Saturday's day off was just a standard break because of a day game after a night game, but Sunday's reason was different.

Dodgers manager Joe Torre told reporters before Sunday's game that Loney went home early Saturday because he suffered from flu-like symptoms.

"He's a little washed out today," Torre said. "He could play. If we needed him, we will use him."

Mark Loretta started in place of Loney for a second straight day. Loretta went 1-for-3 on Saturday in the Dodgers' 2-0 win over the Cubs.

Loretta enters Sunday's game 4-for-17 with one home run, two RBIs, four walks and four strikeouts in his career against Cubs starter Ryan Dempster.

Loretta has made 25 starts this season: 11 at first base, 10 at third and four as designated hitter.

Loney is batting .277 on the season with seven home runs and 71 RBIs.