As the IndyCar season winds down, Sato is 19th in the 36-driver standings entering August, including three top-10 finishes.
While China has pulled out as the host nation due to COVID-19, Japan is an option. “We were sounded out,” ーJFA President Kozo Tashima.
The Angels and Padres fall in narrow losses to the Astros and Diamondbacks, respectively.
The presumptive American League MVP generated excitement throughout the season at the plate, on the basepaths and on the mound.
The third-year pro leads the Japanese professional women's tour with eight victories this season.