CC Sabathia will start tonight’s game in Baltimore after yesterday’s rainout against the Blue Jays in The Bronx, which is a better result than the last time he had to deal with bad weather.

His outing against the Rockies on May 9 in Denver was cut short after four innings because of a lengthy rain delay. The Yankees were able to avoid that by calling yesterday’s game half an hour before it was scheduled to begin after conversations between owner Hal Steinbrenner, general manager Brian Cashman and the grounds crew.

The lefty was pleased he never had to take the mound.

“For sure,” said Sabathia, who played catch before the washout. “That happened in Colorado. We ended up getting the win, but you don’t want to kind of waste starts.”

With the forecast showing rain until 9 p.m. yesterday, the teams never took the field, allowing Sabathia to start tonight in Baltimore, followed by Phil Hughes and Hiroki Kuroda.

Conveniently, the schedule now allows the Yankees to skip Vidal Nuno, who was recalled Saturday and in line to start in place of Andy Pettitte tomorrow.

No makeup game was announced for the rainout, but fans holding tickets can use them for the rescheduled game or exchange their paid tickets for any regular-season game at Yankee Stadium, subject to availability.