What’s on TV Sunday: A Baseball Rivalry and ‘Recovery Boys’

What’s on TV Sunday: A Baseball Rivalry and ‘Recovery Boys’
What’s on TV Sunday: A Baseball Rivalry and ‘Recovery Boys’

The Yankees-Red Sox rivalry is back. And stream a documentary series about opioid addiction recovery on Netflix.

What’s on TV

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 8 p.m. on ESPN. The latest generation of the Yankees-Red Sox rivalry is upon us. These A.L. East teams enter this midseason series in the Bronx possessing two of the best records in baseball. The matchup, already chock-full of superstars like Aaron Judge and Mookie Betts, will be intensified by bad blood lingering from a confrontation at Fenway Park in April. On Sunday, the series rubber match features the Red Sox’s David Price, a past Cy Young winner, up against Luis Severino, a current contender.

FIFA WORLD CUP 10 a.m. on Fox. While Russia started the World Cup with low expectations, the home country rumbles into the knockout stage with plenty of optimism and crowd support following two big wins in the group round. Russia hopes to capitalize on the chaos surrounding Spain, which eked through with a boost from the video assistant referee. And at 2 p.m. on Fox, Croatia hopes to solidify its position as a dark-horse contender against Denmark, which advanced thanks to perseverance more so than brilliance.

AMERICAN JAIL 8 p.m. on CNN. While President Trump has recently pledged to reform the federal prison system, his slashing of budgets has resulted in staffing shortages in the face of a growing inmate population. The Oscar-winning director Roger Ross Williams explores the dire state of the American criminal justice system in this documentary. He explores how members of his childhood community in Easton, Pa., became stuck in a cycle of incarceration and asks prosecutors, counselors, researchers and public defenders for potential solutions.

RECOVERY BOYS on Netflix. The filmmaker Elaine McMillion Sheldon grew up engulfed by the opioid epidemic in small-town West Virginia. “It felt like every other person I knew from my science class in high school was, in some way, impacted by this,” she said in an interview with The New York Times. Ms. Sheldon draws from those firsthand experiences in this new documentary series, in which she tracks four young men trying to recover from opioid addiction. They attend 12-step meetings, mend fractured familial relationships, relapse and get clean again. In her review for The Times, Jeannette Catsoulis described the series as “a moving yet cautionary tale and a painful reminder that recovery is a journey that never really ends.”

MULHOLLAND DRIVE (2001) on Amazon Prime. Over the weekend, President Trump called David Lynch a “great filmmaker” after reading that Mr. Lynch had praised him in The Guardian. But Mr. Trump did not say whether he had seen “Mulholland Drive,” one of the most surreal dramas since the turn of the millennium. The film morphs from genre to genre as monsters emerge out of Dumpsters and plot points veer into alternate realities. “It is the grandest and silliest cinematic carnival to come along in quite some time: a lurching journey through one filmmaker’s personal fun house,” Stephen Holden wrote in his review for The Times.

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