Melky Cabrera: Rise to stardom, fall from grace
All-Star Game MVP Melky Cabrera watches his fourth-inning home run. He and Giants teammate Pablo Sandoval combined for five RBIs for the National League.
Melky Cabrera is greeted in the Giants' dugout after hitting a two-run homer against the Mariners in the eighth inning Friday, June 15, 2012.
Melky Cabrera stretches a double into a triple to ignite a three-run rally for the Giants against Milwaukee pitcher Randy Wolf on June 5, 2012.
Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera was a journeyman outfielder for several major league teams before blossoming in 2011 in Kansas City and exploding into full-blown star with the Giants this season. Now, his ascension is clouded by his 50-game suspension for testing positive for using performance-enhancing drugs. His sidelining not only scours the glow off of his recent achievements, it cuts a big part out of the Giants' lineup and their chances to make the postseason.