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2-0: The record of A.J. Burnett -- who has never pitched a game as early as April 1 -- on April 2. A 25 percent chance of precipitation is forecast for Opening Day game-time on Monday at 1:35 p.m. ET.

"Ninety-nine-point-nine percent. Does that work?" -- A.J. Burnett, the Pirates' Opening Day starter, in response to whether he feels 100 percent ready heading into the season.

Tom Singer is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog Change for a Nickel. He can also be found on Twitter @Tom_Singer. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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